Welcome to Week 4 of the Online Book Club!
Well, we did it. We finished Wuthering Heights. Be honest—did you read it all, or did you skip some parts?
The book is finally able to have a happy ending once Heathcliff dies. Hareton and Catherine are able to be together, and their love for each other provides some hope for the future.
How do you think this book could have been better? I found the entire story to be too dark, and the redeeming quality of the end was diminished because the whole book was covered in the bleakness of Heathcliff. I also found the whole story to be a little confusing since it was broken up into memories from Nelly. It’s always hard for me to remember all of the details of a story when the narrative keeps jumping from the past to the present.
After I read the book, I found this article telling eight things about the book that you don’t notice the first time you read it. This article was interesting—I highly recommend that you take a minute to read it.
The Guardian places this book as number thirteen on its list of the 100 Greatest Books. Do you agree? What classic books would you place higher on the list than Wuthering Heights? I really love A Tale of Two Cities and The Scarlet Letter. What classic literature have you enjoyed?
I hope you enjoyed reading Wuthering Heights this month! And, I hope you’ll join us next month as we read Into the Wild.
See you then!