BOC book group: Next meeting Thursday 9th March 12-1pm

BOC book group will meet on Thursday 9th March 12-1pm to discuss: WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte.

Wuthering Heights

Bronte, Emily, 1818-1848

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.

 

There are many copies in the library if you’d like to borrow a book: shelf-mark 823.8 BRO.

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There is also a DVD adaptation (1992) 823.8 BRO starring Ralph Fiennes: An adaptation of the classic tale of doomed love set in the wilds of Yorkshire!

Wuthering Heights Trailer 2012:

 

 

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Author: Angela Roberts

Writer. Reader. Theatre buff. Hemingway boff. Footy fan. IT-whizz. PETA's Action Team member. Mum. Wife. Loves words, characters and stories.

2 thoughts on “BOC book group: Next meeting Thursday 9th March 12-1pm”

  1. Overall, the BOC book group gave Wuthering Heights a 4.5 out of 10 rating – why? Well, we found it a ‘hard slog’ of a read, not knowing who was who at the beginning and having to read between the lines, as it were, to discover what had happened. Some readers just couldn’t get going with the novel – I know what they mean. We found the book claustrophobic, insular and dramatic at times. The book group said they scored the book a 2/10 at times but a 6/10 when they were on-board as the story did take us away from time to time. The concept of ‘revenge’ went down well and we didn’t mind the Yorkshire dialect either – there was just a right amount of that we thought. We appreciated a ‘different’ voice, as all the characters seemed to sound the same. We wondered if Nelly, the narrator through Lockwood, that is – if she made us believe that Catherine and Heathcliff’s love was more immoral than it seemed. After all that was only Nelly’s opinion. They had to invent things to make their lives more interesting – didn’t they? Overall, it was considered a masterpiece for its time. A classic without a doubt. Except, the book group members thought the characters over-dramatized and were attention seeking. All of us though that, except one, Alison, who gave the novel a 9/10 and enjoyed the book immensely. Just as well were not all the same.

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