Monday, December 1, 2008

Wuthering Heights - A Summary

The discussion of Wuthering Heights begins! I'll start as I did last time, with my summary of the book in a few sentences.

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
first published 1847

The Linton Family and the Earnshaw family are changed forever when Mr. Linton brings home a young orphan named Heathcliff. Heathcliff and Mr. Linton's daughter, Catherine, grow up together and develop an obsessive relationship. The choices and actions of both Catherine and Heathcliff dramatically affect both families.

Ok, that was a bit easier this time, to make a summary. I've had experience now doing the one for Pride and Prejudice, as well as the one for the novel I wrote. It gets easier with practice!

Please share your own summary of Wuthering Heights in the comments!


Christina said...

Oh!! Wuthering Heights - I adore Emily Bronte's writing!! (Her poems as much as, if not more than, her novel - I am a Yorkshire lass, too, as it happens ;-)). Off the wall but an attempt at a summary of it...

Wuthering Heights is the expression of Emily's inner world with all its turmoil and trauma, pasion and fire. A novel of tangled emotion, of repression and hints of taboo ideas. A novel of what it was to be caged in an early Victorian middle-class straight-jacket, longing for freedom...Freedom expressed through the utterly untamed characters of Cathy and Heathcliff, and the struggle to break free of those confines!

Good luck with your novel and thank you, Bella, for an interesting site :-)

Hilliard & Croft

Most Beautiful Princess

Juju said...

Ooo I just purchased Wuthering Heights in an attempt to understand more of Edward and Bella's references to it. I'll have to let you know how it goes! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Mr. Earnshaw who brought back Heathcliff? He was the father of Catherine and Hindley as well.