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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Dec 04, 13

bookshelves: death, england, hopeless-romantics, nature, penguin-classics, pre-twentieth-century, 2-kewl-4-skewl, stories, littlekrakowton-litchat-chit-chat, 2010, 1001-before-i-die, enl219_genre_prose_fiction, u_grad_set_text
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Read from May 08 to 23, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 3

Way-back-a-while the emerging middle classes, rich with the self-loathing that comes from having too much time on their hands and the attendant guilt of enjoying comforts earnt sitting on their arses at the expense of a labouring poor, decided that the novel should evolve into an instrument for injecting their jaded existences with a case of the restorative collywobbles. Thanks to which the world ended up saddled with the lesser Bronte's invidious intellectual equivalent of a rape fantasy and ever since girls - and a good few boys - of a certain disposition {although rarely the consumptive one they would have wished for} have had a roll-call of role-models, the bad-boys and ghost-girls, with which to populate their self-abuse. Tiresome for the rest of us.
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12/08/2009 page 8
05/28/2010 page 21
6.23% "they's good books eneugh if ye'll read 'em; sit ye dahn, and think uh yer souls!" 1 comment
06/02/2010 page 95
28.19% "...and it ended when circumstances caused each to feel that the one's interest was not chief consideration in the other's thoughts."
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☯Bettie☯ It all makes sense if one reads it from the du Marier perspective, being that Bram wrote the greater part of Wuthering. Looking at it that way it becomes a hypnotic story.

message 2: by ☯Bettie☯ (last edited May 10, 2010 10:37AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

☯Bettie☯ The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte is a dry but compulsive read if for no other reason than to get a grip on Daphne's very own ocd symptoms. WH is, in Daphne's eyes, an example of writing collusion between brother and sister in furtherance of their childhood stories.

Its differing POVs can draw you in......

☯Bettie☯ Moxysox wrote: "Inter-library loan. Then I'll know everything! He-he-he-he-he-he etc.

Thanx for the fax abart da berk!


I am thinking about creating a 'doo-lally' shelf for items such as this!

☯Bettie☯ too full of themselves

That's a clever observation, young Moxysox. I have noticed that they can be construed as plot spoilers too.

*shrugs* - Hey Ho and on we go.

Life is fun.

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