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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Jan 25, 11

bookshelves: classics, favorites, 5-star-reads
Read in January, 2011, read count: several

One of my absolute favorite books! I have read this several times, and still love the story of Heathcliff and Catherine. It's timeless...

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Emily Brontë
“I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living. You said I killed you--haunt me then. The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe--I know that ghosts have wandered the earth. Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Reading Progress

01/19/2011 page 143
35.14% "Ahhhh, I'm in heaven reading this...I think I just grow to love it more with each re-read."
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Heidi Hard to believe with my love of classics, but I have to confess I've never read this, but your review is making me rethink that.

Heather It's fantastic, Heidi! I hope you will give it a try at some point. I first read this back in high school and have re-read it several times since then. I don't know what it is about the story, but I just love it! It's all doom and gloom and unhappy, brooding characters and yet it's one of my favorite comfort reads. LOL

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