Wuthering HeightsEmily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

If you’ve only ever seen Wuthering Heights on screen, you may have an image of Catherine and Heathcliff as the ultimate star-crossed lovers. But that’s just scratching the surface of this iconic Gothic romance. Emily Brontë’s only novel is an unabashedly dark tale of passion and revenge that created shockwaves upon its publication in 1847.

Without spoiling too much, the original Heathcliff is breathtakingly vengeful, cruel, and possessive, not the deeply misunderstood romantic hero of some adaptations. And Brontë’s story does not end happily ever after. After tragedy strikes, Heathcliff haunts the swirling mists of the Yorkshire moors, consumed with possessing a ghost. A must-read for fans of Gothic literature, this novel will appeal to anyone who loves a creepy story.

Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Book Reviews

Not bad.Honestly, I didn't think it going to be too interesting when I first picked it up, but I really enjoyed it!.Score: 5/5

LegitThis is easily my favorite book..Score: 5/5

A classicI don't remember reading this in School, I do know many read it that one time. Books become classics for a reason, their story is timeless, the characters come to life, and it is brilliant. This checks all those boxes. A wonderful winters reading, enjoy.Score: 5/5

Wuthering Heights differsHaving only seen the 1937 film version, this, my first read of the novel, was a shock. Clearly it was thought the viewing public would find a film, accurate to this tragic love story, very unpopular; as testified by the film's success at the time. The novel depicts a much more rapacious Heathcliffe, and the surprise which Catherine bestows on her deathbed. The film definitely took a lightweight telling of the story, yet keeping it as the tragic love tale that it is. If you adore the 1937 film, the book may not be recommended, for it's different, darker nature..Score: 5/5

EXCELLENTGreat story. Heath cliff was a very abusive man. He hurt others and liked being evil. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I highly recommend. LADY PEPPER ROSE SEPTEMBER 2021 FREEPORT NEW YORK.Score: 5/5

Loved it!This really was a great book. The three-dimensional characters really made it relatable. I hated certain characters, but then I easily sympathized with them later in the book..Score: 5/5

Vampires and ghosts!A truly beautiful ghost story, full of generational drama, and somehow, also full of redemption. wow..Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsI read this as part of the IB curriculum at my high school and loved the book! It is an amazing love story!.Score: 5/5

Wuthering heightsI thought this was a very good and interesting book well written and an interesting plot. I recommend this book highly..Score: 5/5

ThreeThe reason I rated this a 3 is because of the language it is more of a old style language then these days were we say LOL.Score: 2/5

Roller Coaster of emotionsThe characters in Wuthering Heights are so unique. I’ve never read a book with such characters that you hate but at the same time are rooting for... I felt devastation for the most part..Score: 5/5

So Depressing!This book is so depressing. From the beginning Heathcliff is so rude and vengeful. This is NOT something I would read "just for fun." I would only read this again if I had to. It made me want to throw myself off a cliff or need some Prozac..Score: 1/5

Nothing to rave aboutI have, at my age, read thousands of books. I love period pieces and often find myself using a word or phrase from old English, Irish or Scotish, much to the confusion of family. I finally decided to pick up Wuthering Heights, never having had occasion to read it but knowing it is considered a classic. Having read it, I can't for the life of me understand why! I must say that I am quite disappointed. I always imagined it to be some great love story that ended in tragedy. It is in fact a tale of love, but a love grown out of selfishness, rebellion, abuse and great dysfunction. Had I any clue, I would have left it on the shelf and my imagination intact..Score: 2/5

IncredibleThis book was awesome, If you loved Ender's Game or the Matrix, you'll love this.Score: 5/5

The tragedy that resonatesThis is a magnificent novel that pulls me in each time I pick it up. The characters are so beautifully developed as the tragic love story unravels. Emily Bronte truly proves herself to be one of the best lady authors of her time with this timeless literary masterpiece..Score: 5/5

What I ThoughtI really liked Wuthering Heights. It was recommended to me by someone who knows what they are talking about when it comes to books, and they loved it. It took me a little while to get into it at first, but about halfway through the book, I really got into it. I recommend this to anyone who likes Victorian novels, and tragic love affairs..Score: 4/5

FantasticEasy to read, interesting, a tragic love story. A great book.Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsA book I had head of and wanted to read , or thought I wanted to read. I gave it three stars , could have been five but it just couldn’t get there A story of cruelty and expectance Hard for me to absorb, coming from a different area And region Excepting dominance I guess it hits to close to the sheep of this area..Score: 3/5

Wasted timeSucked! Too many words, depressing and ending lame. Does tell you how not to be and makes you greatfull for your own life and happiness..Score: 2/5

PhenomenalIt was a timeless story. It's no wonder it's a classic. Funny and smart. Tragic and beloved. It had was love and deception and death and truth. It as a memorable experience. Loved it..Score: 5/5

An heretical review of Wuthering HeightsA great novel you'd be better off not reading. This book has no likeable characters, no EMPLOYED characters, endless and tiresome emoting by women and frail men (OK one frail man) and one character who serves no useful purpose other than as a surrogate for the reader. Another character has such a thick accent, it's impossible to inderstand what he says. I was 70% of the way through the book before I realized Bronte could not possibly, by the end of the novel, bring me to care about the fate of any character. Every single one is despicable. I can now say that I read the novel cover to cover and, although I understand that the structure is unique and innovative, I'm not sure it was worth forcing myself through the last 30% of the book to get to the unsatisfying end. I fully admit that the story and structure in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" is worthy it's place in the classics, but that doesn't mean you have to slog through it. Read Dickens instead..Score: 1/5

Classic and amazingThis book is captivating and a great classic. But here's the thing, I don't like the characters, Catarina and Heathcliff see, both treacherous, but one of the reasons I love it is because they both choose to ignore the others sins and faults..Score: 4/5

A Must ReadWuthering Heights is truly a phenomenal book. Do not overlook it because it is a classic. It is a great read for all ages..Score: 5/5

Fascinating and equally frighteningA epic tale.Score: 5/5

Very good read...Having read many Dickens classics, I was familiar with the style of Bronte’s writing. I admit to being hooked on this work from page 1, when Lockwood first meets Heathcliff. Wonderful story from an author whose career ended too soon..Score: 4/5

Intense and RichI read this for my AP Lit class, and at first I wasn’t excited to read it but that soon changed. The book has so many complicated characters and themes that it makes it worth the slow start. The relationships between the characters are certainly frustrating and intriguing. I absolutely loved the story and highly recommend it..Score: 5/5

Must read Wuthering HeightsWhen I was a young teen I struggled with the long words and still read this almost straight through. What a book! Now that I'm much older I love it even more. Very insightful. Makes you think. A good read and if you don't know a word just hilight it and "define" it. You won't be disappointed. It belongs in every worthy collection..Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!! Awesome!!This was such a wonderful book. The convenience of it is what helped. Love it.Score: 5/5

TimelessOne of the best books I've ever read. It stayed on my list for many years & I plan to read it again over time..Score: 5/5

A mustIt's a horrendous perfectly written story that's a literary must. Bronte is genius ..Score: 4/5

Awful : Wuthering HeightsIt was dark, depressing, and NOT a joy to read! It took me over a year to get thru it! Baffled at how such a book could be considered a "classic.".Score: 1/5

One of the bestIt's macabre, psychotic and hauntingly beautiful. This passionate love story will leave you feeling so surreal..Score: 5/5

I love this boook!!One of my favorite classics everrrr. i could not put this down!.Score: 5/5

AstonishingA great start to my binge reading of the classics..Score: 5/5

Boring but greatToo many added words that didn't need to be there, the story was great but the length of nothing wasn't..Score: 3/5

I have to read this for school criWhyyyyyyyy idk if its any good but i have to read if for ap lit so whaaaa.Score: 1/5

So long and boring, sorryI know this is a classic and that’s exactly why I wanted to read it, but cmon. It was tough to get through. Took me all summer and a lot of extra motivation to want to finish this. It gets better at the end, but literally just reading a short synopsis would have been ok for me..Score: 2/5

In response to the first review ^^^To whoever said the Bella and Edward thing as one of the first reviews let me be the first to say OK BOOMER. The classics are for everyone so shut it..Score: 5/5

A GREAT bookIt' like 7 years since i red the book, but i still compare al the books to this one. It did impress me a LOT. About human nature, betrayal, money, love, hope (your hope for a happy ending) it's all in this book..Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsJust want to point out that Jane eyre was written by the "other"sister, Wuthering Heights is good, but no where near as exciting as Jane.Score: 3/5

Wuthering heights.This is very intriguing when you know who the author was and what scandalous writings this was in her time. I am 48 and really read this for the first time not commissioned by a school. It will haunt me for months and be thought provoking for years to come. I highly recommend ready and finish it with the PBS version for visual and sound. They nailed it !!.Score: 5/5

WonderfulI luv this book. It keeps you entertain throughout the whole book, and I just couldn't but it down. It was wonderful book..Score: 4/5

Wuthering HeightsA dark ominous book that was filled with selfish, unforgiving, vengeful, hate filled, loveless characters. I read on thinking there has got to be a hero somewhere. There has to be some hope or forgiveness in the lives of these characters. Catherine Linton Heathcliff was probably the closest to being the heroine. But still a character motivated out of sheer selfishness. This was a story that truly depicts how the lack of love, grace, or forgiveness in ones life leads to jealous murderous hatred that destroys lives. Not a book that I would recommend to anyone despite the reputation of the author as a classic literary author..Score: 1/5

Better to read than to watchMuch better than the movie..Score: 4/5

Antiheroism at its finestA hauntingly beautiful story centered around complex and extremely human characters. Heathcliff is the proverbial antihero, often romanticized for his abiding love of Catherine Earnshaw, which to be fair, would be better described as obsession than love. Catherine and Heathcliff are both extremely selfish and repeatedly make wrong decisions, especially with respect to love and marriage, bringing great suffering upon themselves and others. Still, their backstory elicits compassion, and Heathcliff's enduring affection is romantic in a way, which is probably why many readers see his vengeful and selfish acts not as those of a true villain but as those of a sort of fragile, flawed, and deeply damaged hero..Score: 4/5

Wuthering HeightsThis was a really good, enjoyable book. It was quite sad, but I couldn't put it down. Definitely would recommend it and don't regret reading it at all! :).Score: 4/5

Wuthering HeightsDark, oppressive, awful.Score: 1/5

Loved itVery fun to read!!.Score: 5/5

Pretty goodI loved Jane Eyre, but this was a bit of a let down. I found myself waiting for the story to get better but I never did. It was interesting enough that i finished it, but definitely not anything awesome..Score: 3/5

Wuthering HeightsI can’t imagine that the author after writing such a rich and descriptive story didn’t write again. Her work is rich in detail both in characters personally and their environment. The author made you feel the moors, walk the hills and smell the wind. Then feel the revenge that Heathcliff imposed on the innocent characters of this book. A truly great story that should be required reading to every young person everywhere. A great study in a defective personality, and to analyze on what lead to Heathcliffs self destruction..Score: 5/5

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Brillant classicCharalette's tale of sad love is so haunting. I enjoyed every page! No wonder, it's a classic!.Score: 5/5

To All Who Haven't Heard of Wuthering Heights:Wuthering Heights is easily one of the most phenominal and wrenching stories of all time. It is a true classic, written by a darkly gifted woman. Since it was written so long ago, the style requires patience. But if patience is given, the reader will be very richly rewarded. Be prepared, however, to spend most of the time reading in tears. Five stars! Six, ten, twenty if I could..Score: 5/5

ClassicI hadn’t read it since high school, but I enjoyed revisiting the characters.Score: 4/5

Expected moreClassic love story. Reading is difficult as it’s old English. I very much disliked Heathcliff. Before reading this book I always thought of Heathcliff as an unrequited lover..Score: 3/5

Wuthering HeightsThis book was done extremely well. It takes the reader on a suspenseful and enjoyable journey. One of the best books ever written..Score: 5/5

It's so toxic... i love itOne of the few books i can reread and experience emotions anew - you may hate the characters, but you will still feel your heart ache for their miseries..Score: 5/5

Love itIt's one of those books that I just wouldn't mind reading over and over again.Score: 5/5

Wuthering heightsGreat book. Way better than the movie. Couldn't put it down.Score: 4/5

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Definitely not a typical romance.A fantastic book. But i think the reviewer before me, may be in for a bit of a shock. It is a grim haunting tale, about unrequited undying love. And how badly people can treat each other. Very tough affecting novel. But a tremendous one, none the less..Score: 5/5

Withering heightsWhat a powerful love story. Love and pain is captured so wonderfully. A romance that is both is fire and ice..Score: 4/5

CaptivatingBrilliantly told, I couldn't put it down. Better to have read it now, as an adult, than when I gave up because of the language, as a child..Score: 5/5

Can't wait!!I have only before heard about this book. I have been told that this book is an incredible romance, a beautiful novel and what's more, a lesson in love. Whether or not this is true, I will tell you soon :-).Score: 5/5

AmazingHave always wanted to read this classic and found I just couldn't put it down after I downloaded it. I am in love with this book and it has inspired me to read some more classics. I am sorry to have finished it!.Score: 5/5

Withering heightsA heavy read, but worth continuing through to the end.... Didn't take long to finish... Jacqueline.Score: 5/5

Wonderful classicI've read this book many times and never tire of it. Engaging and beautifully written..Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsA riveting epic tale of love and hate. Beautifully written describing the wild and windy coast of Britain and powerful emotions in the human breast. It should convince every reader to be fair and just and compassionate to his fellow man..Score: 5/5

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GloomyThis book is a Dreary all that happens is people die ,argue and a bit heavy for my likening soz Emza bronte ..Score: 2/5

GripingOnce I got used to the old fashioned terminology I became absorbed in the story and couldn't stop reading it. Each character was described so well and I was torn between thinking Heathcliffe was a complete monster and a poor heartbroken victim. A thoroughly good read..Score: 4/5

ExcellentI read this whole book on my phone. It was interesting to see how the lives of the different characters altered over time. This book is addictive , to the point where you can't put it down..Score: 5/5

Withering Heights.Brilliant read.Have read this book on numerous occasions it only gets better each time I read it.How could a young women brought up in a Parsonage daughter of vicar almost two hundred years ago write such a masterpiece , truly a must read..Score: 5/5

What a classicThe story is really complex and it is intertwined well but some parts are slightly confusing to understand because of the dialect but overall it is an excellent book..Score: 4/5

DisappointingI was really let down by this book. I didn't like the style of writing and I thought the plot was really disappointing too as I was expecting a romance novel whereas this was really just a tale of misfortune. I found it really hard to concentrate on reading it and it took me about 2 months to finish hahaha, maybe not my type of book..Score: 3/5

Solid bookI read this book on holiday and I thought it was very good I was a bit confused with the change of past and present but the characters are really strong I recommend it fully.Score: 5/5

Wurthering HeightsBest book I ever read!.Score: 5/5

Wuthering heightsRead this years ago. It was just as amazing the second time around. Wonderful read..Score: 5/5

Sensational!An 'edge of your seat' intense novel from start to finish, it just doesn't get better than this :-).Score: 5/5

HauntingThis is excellently written, it is one of those stories that will stay with you..Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsThe literature is stunning....Score: 5/5

Great readReally enjoyed the read.Score: 5/5

Amazing!I have read it twice, it is so well written that I felt myself their with the characters. A definite must read in classic litrature..Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsFab.Score: 5/5

Wonderful!A delight.Score: 5/5

Withering gratesI loved this book excellent words and a catchy story could not put it down.Score: 4/5

Withering heightsWhat a love story, these old fashioned old English classics to me are a little hardwork. But stick with it and you are transported back hundred plus years to blood sweat and tears. What an evil character heathcliffe was!!! Couldn't put this book down. Thank you iPhone library. Love these old classics!!!!..Score: 5/5

MasterpieceWonderful book, gripping story line. Surprised about moments of violence throughout it, but I guess that is what made it so real and not another romantic soapy story. Highly recommend for everyone who likes a bit of classic 👍.Score: 5/5

It was goodGood book should read it plz.Score: 5/5

Timeless...A absolute timeless classic, I've read it so many times but I still enjoy it as if I've never read it before.. All the characters are captivating, and I still can't work out if I think Heathcliff's a hero or villain!.Score: 5/5

A good read when you are youngDid this for a level 25 years ago. I really enjoyed then but this time I did not. Maybe it is a book best read when young and passionate..Score: 3/5

Good story...This book wast not the easiest read for me(born a non-English speaking person), but the story just kept me going. I would recommend..Score: 5/5

The greatest book of all time...Shows the true selfishness of young love. An amazing read. Brontë really understands human nature. I love this book..Score: 5/5

TerribleAlthough a lot of action takes place it seems to have a dead monotone all the way through like nothing is happening. I hated it!.Score: 5/5

Wuthering HeightsThe best book I have ever read. The language isn't too tricky for me, even though I'm eleven. Definitely get it. Best book of all time and the only book Emily Bronte ever wrote; she wrote other poems. Recommend all other books by Charlotte Bronte and Anne Bronte. Jayne Eyre is another really good book but language is same difficulty as Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte's stage name was Ellis Belle as in those times publishing books by women wouldn't sell. They used male names and hid their female identities. Search up their history it's extremely interesting. Really love this book. Recommend it to any other people you know..Score: 5/5

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