Tuesday, May 18, 2010

: Wuthering Heights :

The dark, wild gypsy orphan Heathcliff loved only one person on earth, beautiful, willful Cathy Earnshaw. But Cathy's brother Hindley - the cruel, drunken master of Wuthering Heights - hated and abused the orphan: their rich neighbours at Thrushcross Grange, Edgar Linton and Isabella Linton, reviled the boy. They all conspired to force Heathcliff and Cathy apart, first as playmates, then as lovers, and at last to drive Heathcliff away.
Years passed. Heathcliff returned a rich man - and found Cathy had married Edgar. Like a sullen demon, the gypsy vowed to rule Wuthering Heights and the Grange, to plague his tormentors, to relentlessly hound and ruin the Earnshaws, the Lintons, even their children - until he won back the woman he loved.
Which would be never - for Cathy was dead.

I first read this book many many years ago and only recently picked it up again to read ... I have to admit, sometimes the writing leaves me a little confused - and I find myself rereading certain parts .. but all said and done, it's a brilliant story!

Do remember if you are going to read this book ... it was written in 1847, proper English is used alllllllllllll the way through the book! You will become totally engrossed in Heathcliff's journey and his agony

RATING - 8/10

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