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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Oct 05, 2008

really liked it
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Recommended for: lovers of 19th-century lit and grand passions
Read in September, 2008

Violent passions, restless ghosts, and the wildest storms in English literature fill the pages of Wuthering Heights.

Caught by a fierce tempest on the desolate Yorkshire moors, poor Mr. Lockwood is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his surly landlord, Mr. Heathcliff. As the storm rages outside, an elderly servant woman tells Lockwood the story of Heathcliff's mad passion for the wild and beautiful Catherine, of Cathy's betrayal of her lover and of her own nature, and of Heathcliff's vengeance on everyone who ever injured him.

I loved the language of the story and found the descriptions to be more than adequate for setting the tone of the book. However, this is NOT a love story and I have no idea who started billing it that way. This is a story of unhinged people toying with each other's emotions...and that's what makes it so good!
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