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Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  8,609 ratings  ·  135 reviews
Hardcover, 518 pages
Published (first published 1847)
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Jill McGivering
Apr 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Jane Eyre is often forced on schoolchildren before they're ready to enjoy it. It's such a shame if that turns them off the Brontes - the novels are a joy, full of passion, elements of the Gothic and strong characterisation.
Brenda
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, fiction
Am so happy I finally picked up this book and treated myself to reading it.

Oh, the journey of Jane from childhood through young adulthood - the successes and failures, the trials; and ultimately, her self-determination, perseverance, and confidence in the truth of what her heart and mind told her gave this reader a deeply satisfying experience.

Surprisingly passionate at times, this book really packs a wallop near the end. I found myself reminded of fairy tales in all their grim and lovely
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Lia
Oct 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This will always be one of my favorite books. I read it every few years and never tire of it. It's a masterpiece of storytelling, characterization, and beautiful writing. The narrator, Jane, is such a believable character, and I always relate to her.

The highlights for me:

Bronte's portrayal of Jane as a child while she is downtrodden at Gateshead Hall. ("How much I wished to reply fully to this question! How difficult it was to frame any answer! Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their
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Callie
I am only halfway through Wuthering Heights, but I already have so much to say that I have to come and write down all my thoughts before I forget them.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

There are some things I like about this book, and there are some things that I really hate about this book. The following are simply a few of my thoughts:

I'll admit, when I started reading, I didn't have a clue what was going on, or who the narrator was. Last night, I ended up re-reading the first 50 pages of the
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Shonda
Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I found Wuthering Heights to be a dismal story. I felt sorry for all the characters in the story who had to meet Heathcliff, knowing that something tragic would happen to them when he got them under his thumb. At first I also felt sorry for Heathcliff, but later ended up despising him. I guess that is why the book it is such a classic. The storytelling is wonderful and I didn't want to stop reading until something good happened, which took a while. The ending was the one redeeming part of the ...more
Tracy Robinson
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4. I remember reading this on my own in my late teens and enjoying it. This time around I still love Heathcliff but found myself wishing for a bit...more. I love seeing connections with this book in modern day literature across genres. Angsty men and troubled relationships and lovers that just can’t seem to make it work.
Vmay
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this book.
Ilse Wouters
So, Ive re-read Wuthering Heights in this Anniversary Year for Emily Brontë (she was born in 1818)...although most of the people described in the book are not exactly the most cheerful, nor sympathetic characters, the story (oh, that passion!) still keeps up, and what to say about the landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, so present in this book!
In 1991, during my first stay in West-Yorkshire, I ventured to Haworth (had a ride in the Worth Valley Railway, a steam train still operated during the
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Deanna
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Jane Eyre
Jane, such a lovely, proper young woman. A lady whose morals and principles hold out over her heart, and who is rewarded with her happy ending. Solid story. The characters were interesting and engaging. Few twists and turns, a dab of the supernatural, and a happy ending. Everything one would expect from a quintessential Gothic romance.

Wuthering Heights
I can't decide who I hated more, Heathcliff, Catherine, or every other character. Boring story. it felt as if the story was an outline
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Silje
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A reread of Wuthering Heights.
Shadle
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jane Eyre is about a woman in the eighteenth century who falls in love with her employer and she has struggles when trying to show them to him. The main characters in this novel are Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester and Helen Burns. When Jane realizes her feelings for Mr. Rochester she becomes confused in what she wants in life. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will." (Bronte 53)

The theme in this book is mostly love. For example, Jane and Mr. Rochester
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Shuting
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literature
Feminism and Fairy Tales in Wuthering Heights

FW: this was written over one year ago. I am always a big fan of Emily Bronte.

Since many scholarly evaluations tend to see Heathcliff as another ego of Catherine, the heroine in Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, providing myriads of evidence of Catherine’s narcissism, for example, her overly quoted comment about the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine, the identification of Heathcliff has been deemed as another Catherine or an ideal
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Elena Sotelo-McCrary
This classic that I had avoided I believed to be too dark for my reading habits. What I learned is that Emily Bronte was a wonder with words which made her characters come alive! It dawned on me that I should not avoid high tone literature (use of words and checking looking up vocabulary), but embrace them for the time in which they were written. I felt as if I were standing on the moor myself in all its glorious agony. I wondered too what it must have felt like to read it when it was first ...more
Serenity Snow
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wuthering Heights is a bit of a slow story, but I love fantasy of it as well as the tormented romance between Cathy and Heathcliff. I was young when I read this, but I've reread it as an adult and still find it enjoyable.

Jane Eyre was a story I read when I was young as well, but I enjoyed it then and I've read it as an adult and still enjoy it. I think Jane was representation of independence, strength and boldness for the time. However, these are timeless qualities I still admire in women
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Kathy
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved Jayne Eyre and could hardly put it down; but not so much with Wuthering Heights. I started it, expecting to find sympathy with the characters, and found almost all of them gradually more and more detestable and hateful. From there, I evolved to out and out heartache in the final chapters. So although it wasn't an especially uplifting read, which made it hard to continue sometimes, I have to say that the strong feelings I experienced still make it a worthy book.
Enakshi
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, his-fic
(3.5/5 stars) Wuthering Heights only not Jane Eyre

This is probably one of my least favorite reads of all time.

I hated every character, and I thought the "upbeat" ending was a little uncharacteristic considering how the rest of the novel before it.

That's all.

The writing though was alright. The story was like a soap opera that never should have aired in the first place.
Karoline
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books-read
So I haven't read Wuthering Heights yet, but as for Jane Eyre: it was spectacular. Directly upon finishing it, I pronounced it possibly the best book I have ever read. I immensely enjoyed the character development, writing style, descriptions, point of view, etc.!
Seeraenthen Muruka
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!!!
Hester Beukes
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Bronte sisters cannot be matched for the dignity of simplicity in their style of writing.
Mackenzie Kelly
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this is the second time in the past year I have read this, I prefer it now as I went through it slowly. I have my exam for Jane Eyre in 3 weeks ...more
Redheadreader
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite books of all time and it was good to have a re read. Think my love of the moors is part of the reason I love this book.
Lora
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dark
Alyse
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the books that you can set down, but you want to pick it back up! Oh my, though... Catherine and Heathcliffe... You want to know what happens to these characters. Kind of a dark story.
Huma Adnan
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my most beloved book ...more
Realini
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Famous gothic story


I have been meeting with Jane Eyre a few times. Last time I remember it was so much fun. It is not the book, but the reader, since this afternoon I have enjoyed Jane Eyre.
I have listened to yet another adaptation for the Romanian National Radio, with Victor Rebengiuc, the greatest actor alive in the lead male role.
For much of the novel, Jane Eyre is poor and has to take orders in the position of a servant, but she is also a kind of Cinderella-
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Elisha
Jan 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When we first decided to read Jane Eyre, only a few members were excited about the read; with most feeling apprehensive about it. However, the majority of the group found the story easy to read once they got used to the old English and the vernacular; and at times the authors overly descriptive writing. We noticed quite a bit of people have a love/hate relationship with Jane Eyre; they are also confused how two sisters (Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre, Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights) can ...more
Laura
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Actually, I only read Wuthering Heights this time, having just finished Romancing Miss Brontë, and wanting to find out more about the Bronte family.

It's pretty easy to see why Wuthering Heights was not as well received as Emily's sisters' books. It's as unrelenting and bleak as the howling wind across the moors. I give it four stars not because I "liked" it, exactly -- there's nobody in it to really like, except maybe Hareton Earnshaw. But there is artistic brilliance here, especially in the way
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Dr.J.G.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



Jane Eyre:-


About a young girl with many misfortunes but a spirit of steel, who does not give up either hope or rectitude under the direst of circumstances, and grows up to be one of the most beloved heroines of English literature.
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Wuthering Heights :-


For many this epitomises a love story, as love really is. One may decide to be prudent, to marry well and suitably, but when your heart is given it will not follow the
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Tina
Jan 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I've read both of these stories by the Bronte sisters, but not in this specific edition. I read Wuthering Heights in H.S. It was one of the more interesting books we had to read.

Jane Eyre is my favorite book. I read it when I was probably 13 or 14 years old. I could identify with Jane on some level and it's probably the first book that brought me to tears. I enjoyed the love story between her and Mr. Rochester, though I think it sucks that he's blind in the end. I've reread this book quite a few
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Emily Jane Brontë was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, being younger than Charlotte Brontë and older than Anne Brontë. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.

Emily was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Brontë
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