One master-passion in the br east, like Aaron's serpent, swallows all the rest. A. Pope
Heathcliff Haunts Not These Moors
Prithee doxies and cullies, bear ye with me whilst I delate goody gammer Nellie for spinnin' fudge respect ta that baseborn bastart hight Heathcliff. Forsooth, mayhap no truthy worsen bas-tart roamd these moors. The gammer Nellie's tale mazed even me. Bein' a moment's affright then, I verily says to Nellie to hither come and buss my breech.
Natheless, I shall forfend you as compeer, do not be affeard. In days of auld, tis said the lad Heathcliff, a recreant dandiprat, ran off when his feminal playfriend Cathy, who was wont to be froward, told gammer tafect that Heathcliff was a lil' lurdan lad she nevert marry. He were ware, as he lurked e'er in shadows. Heathcliff dreed this and ran off, only to 'turn afew years later rich whenst he says to Cathy, he says, she is a mean-minded, slavish brach for marrying a nilly poltroon.
Heathcliff may be one of the worst nithing knaves in thy encounters, Nay, the worst! The bastart rapscallion shook earth to see the corse an' crumpet of his lady coz, God rest hern soul.
Howbeit I indite you to come hither and con the book forn your self. Listen how he goes on bout his niece as she sets side Heathcliff's own flesh n blood:
"How she does stare! It’s odd what a savage feeling I have to anything that seems afraid of me! Had I been born where laws are less strict and tastes less dainty, I should treat myself to a slow vivisection of those two, as an evening’s amusement."
Torn tween 4 and 5. Atmospherically maybe the darkest mood and place novel in my reading history. Will give 5.
love that was with held from both ends ...was finally given a chance in time to blossom after life.
my favorite part is when Catherine said "whatecer our souls might be, he is more myself than I am" how cruel they were to love is really hard to not speak about but what is worst is that they denied themselves the love they deserved...sad I say it be
The story is amazing but I would suggest getting one with different narrators. Janet irritated me within 3 lines. Smacking her lips and not able to apply proper infliction to her voice. Completely disappointed.
Their were too narrators, one who spoked for the story told by nelly and the second narration was by a man who told the story of mr. Lokewood. They were terrible narrators both. Extremely slow
History repeating itself
Nelly Dean had a unique and level headed perspective and is the narrator.
No it didn't really.
This book is fairly long and sometimes has a long narrative when it could be shortened. It was a decent story of overall strife. Wasn't the most uplifting story out there but I wasn't expecting it from this classic. It was entertaining and a good read. The two narrators was a nice touch and Janet McTeer did a fantastic job.
Emily Bronte's book Wuthering Heights, while splendidly written with praiseworthy style and form, was ultimately an exhausting tale of misguided love. My opinion may be due to the irremovable precepts of my own context, which prevents me from diving in to Gothic mindset. Nevertheless, I found Heathcliff to be unbearably unrealistic. The depth of his malice was not at all justified. While I have no doubt that childhood experiences has the potential to influence our whole life, Heathcliff's reaction to lost love was purely insane and unsympathetic. I find no need to comment on the other characters, for their flaws and virtues were somewhat more believable, and skillfully portrayed. My main qualm lies with Heathcliff, who in turn, lies mingling in the earth with Catherine.
Wuthering Heights is such a beautiful dark love story. The performers are excellent! This audio book tops my list.
Janet McTeer brings to violent, passionate life the legendary tale by Bronte.
I was mostly familiar with the story from the film and TV versions, which do not do justice to the novel's unearthly intensity and powerful feelings. Despite the familiarity, the story managed to surprise you at every turn, and the neglected second half of the novel is every bit as good as the first half.
Heatchcliff is as much a Shakespearean monster as Macbeth or Richard III, but he more than meets his match in Cathy, the daughter of his beloved.
There is some joint narration by David Timson, which is annoying, but soldier on to the point where McTeer takes over as Nelly Dean and recounts this astonishing story.
21. Fantasy Nut. College Student. Food. Books. What more could you need?
This question is unfair, I think. Audiobooks are a fantastic medium of storytelling and I count reading/listening as the same thing. But I couldn't get into the physical version of Wuthering Heights, it was too hard for me. So I grabbed the audio, and it made it much much easier to get into. But since I loved it so much, I'm pretty sure I'm going to go back and read the book eventually because there's such something about reading those powerful lines for yourself. All in all, I love both mediums and I don't think I can answer this question.
The parallels and the pairs we see all throughout the story. Everything has an echo and it's fascinating to see things mirror each other.
Absolutely fantastic, especially Janet! Since she was the major narrator, I'm mostly talking about her. She got the voices down phenomenally and you could easily tell who was who. I also liked that she wasn't an old woman because Nelly wasn't an old woman in the book either, and it helped to add a bit of authenticity to the storytelling.
No. I had to take about a two week break because the story itself was so dark and so much at once, I needed a bit of a breather. But all in all, it took me two weeks to get through it. I listened to the first half of the story in a week and the second in another week. I think it worked out great.
I HIGHLY recommend picking up the audio if you find yourself unable to get into the book- specifically this one! The two-partner narrative is done wonderfully and again, I think it adds an authenticity to the story telling. This one is an all time favorite!