Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: "W"

This week's letter for A-Z Wednesday is "W." So I went to my shelves, and this is what I pulled out.

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Book Details at LibraryThing

Description from
Emily Bronte's only novel, Wuthering Heights remains one of literature's most disturbing explorations into the dark side of romantic passion. Heathcliff and Cathy believe they're destined to love each other forever, but when cruelty and snobbery separate them, their untamed emotions literally consume them.

Set amid the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights, an unpolished and devastating epic of childhood playmates who grow into soul mates, is widely regarded as the most original tale of thwarted desire and heartbreak in the English language.
My old Signet paperback edition:

A newer Penguin edition, with cover art by fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo:

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki at Reading At The Beach, and here are the guidelines:
To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Return to the host's blog and leave your link in the comments.


  1. I almost used this one too! It has been a few years since I've re-read it. Maybe this year!

  2. I need to re-read this one sometime, too.

  3. Oh yeah... I didn't think of that one. I read it last year, and had borrowed it from the library, so I didn't have it on my shelf anyway.

    Very good pick ;-)

  4. Can you believe I've never read this?

    Thanks for playing!

  5. A definite classic. My sister never did understand why I loved this, calling it Withering Heights. LOL!

  6. I don't like romance but I've acquired a copy of this through swapping and I may tackle it one of these days. So many people tell me it's their favourite book, I must be missing something good. Great choice.
    I just did A-Z Wednesday for the first time today too.

  7. I am reading "The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte" right now which has piqued my interest in Wuthering Heights, but I think I may be too chicken to read it! Here is my "W" book.

  8. I really like the second cover but unfortunately I hated Wuthering Heights. But I finished the Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte the other day...LOVED IT!! Now I can't wait to read Jane Eyre!

  9. I love that second cover, but I didn't love Wuthering Heights.


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