Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
It’s been a couple years since I re-read this book, however Wuthering Heights still resonates with me.  A regular patron, Christa came into Scranton Library a few weeks ago with the intention of returning it having not finished reading the book. Here’s one of the reasons I so love my job:
I convinced Christa to give the book one more chance, only because I adore the book so much. Her daughter was instrumental in convincing Christa to try the book again as well.  She came back about a week later and thanked me for convincing her to try again.  She wound up liking the book.

This book has it all.  Romance, Vengeance, The Moors of England.  In some cases Wuthering Heights is somewhat reminiscent of another favorite English book I thoroughly embrace:
Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.  If only because The English Moors play a role in both books.

I felt the same way as Christa did when I read the book for the first time some thirty plus years ago.  I found it challenging to get into and I think it is because of the style the book was written in.  That’s why in so many cases it is an important thing to do to re-read many of the classic books as an adult.

Until next time…
…Turn the page.
Chris

Wuthering Heights

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