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Teaser Tuesdays: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

by Ann-Katrina

Teaser Tuesdays Happy Tuesday! It’s time again for another edition of Teaser Tuesdays…

Here are the rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Let the book fall open to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book where you get your teaser from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given
  • Please avoid spoilers

Wuthering Heights This week’s teaser:

“He endeavoured to pronounce the name, but could not manage it; and compressing his mouth he held a silent combat with his inward agony, defying, meanwhile, my sympathy with an unflinching, ferocious stare. ‘How did she die?’ he resumed, at last—fain, notwithstanding his hardihood, to have a support behind him; for, after the struggle, he trembled, in spite of himself, to his very finger-ends.” pg. 98* Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Thinking back to high school, I would have much preferred reading this to Jane Eyre. Don’t get me wrong, JE rocked, but Wuthering Heights…it’s like an eighteenth century soap opera with ghosts and betrayal and gold-digging and revenge that spans generations.

Every other page my eyes are bugging out and I’m saying WTF?!? in the back of my head. So far, everybody, save Mr. Lockwood and maybe Ellen Dean, is nuts. And by nuts, I mean dose-dive off a cliff CRAZY.

Right now I’m savoring as I read, so it’s slow going—I’m only about halfway through, and even though I’m anxious to realize the conclusion of this engrossing tale, I must pace myself.

Wuthering Heights - Penguin Deluxe Classics Cover* Although I linked to the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the book (because I love that cover), I’m actually reading it from my Project Gutenberg printout—therefore, the page number may not correspond with any of the traditionally published volumes.

On another note, if you’d like my cleaned up & pre-formatted Word document to print a copy for yourself, just leave a comment and I’ll email it to you.

Comments on Teaser Tuesdays: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

  1. # Caitie F wrote on November 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm:

    I liked this book when I first read it in school, but by the time I was reading it for the third time for a class…I was SO sick of it! That was one thing I hated about being an English major. I mean, there are so many book out there, but I did this one three times, The Odyssey twice, and Oedipus Rex FOUR time!

    I still need to read Jane Eyre…I think I would like it a lot!
    .-= Caitie F´s last blog ..Abandoned – What Maisie Knew by Henry James =-.

  2. # Alita wrote on November 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm:

    I’ve never had much desire to read Wuthering Heights, but after your description of the craziness, I may have to rethink my position. Great teaser!
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday (11.03.09) =-.

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on November 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm:

    Caitie, I know exactly what you mean (I still cringe when I hear Concertino by Chaminade). But I guess I was lucky in my academic career–at least concerning literature–by having diverse teachers all around so never had a chance to tire of any one text. I was exposed to some great titles, but I believe I was likewise deprived of some great ones too.

    Alita, I wasn’t very excited to read it either, but I remember a friend discussing it and I decided to take a stab at it…and it just blew my mind. It took a few pages to get into, but a mystery begins to unfold as Mr. Lockwood tries to piece together the story of his new landlord and the lovely, if not cold, young woman and slovenly lad in his care. From there we are taken on a whirlwind ride involving all kinds of obsessive love and vengeance. I’m actually looking forward to reviewing it when I’m finished. I will say, however, if you don’t care for historical pieces or nineteenth century writing, this will probably be difficult to finish.

  4. # Jamie wrote on November 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm:

    I have read the book wuthering heights from hearing about from the twilight series i do have to say i now know why it is her favorite book

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