Friday, June 06, 2014

Not a Wuthering Heights kind of fame

The Los Angeles Times' Jacket Copy reviews the novel We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

A National Book Award finalist, E. Lockhart shares the canniness, cynicism and correct eye for minute social customs with the "Gossip Girl" novels (which isn't a way of calling the novel lightweight, since the early "Gossip Girl" books often served up wicked good social satire). But she is almost exclusively preoccupied with the dark side of that world, and her novel has clear and deliberate parallels with John Cheever, "King Lear" and "Wuthering Heights." [...]
Cady and Gat fall right back into it, though this time Gat knows he's Heathcliff, come to storm Granddad's castle, and says so explicitly: "I've betrayed him by seducing his Catherine, his Cadence. And my penance is to become the monster he saw in me." (Amy Benfer)
The Clog also finds echoes of Wuthering Heights in a stage production of Daphne Du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel.
Philip, the young heir to the Ashley estate, is cut in the craggy mold of Heathcliff and Wuthering Heights in Fra Fee's portrayal, a rock of physical strength fatally compromised by his mental volatility. (Perry Tannenbaum)
The Independent looks at the new Foyles flagship store and all the new things that come with it it such as
literary tours across the country (the Brontë tour, the Roald Dahl tour) and the world (the Jaipur Literature Festival tour) led by authors such as Marcel Theroux. . . (Arifa Akbar)
The Daily Post reviews the Kinmel Arms, St George, Abergele in Wales:
From the outside, the imposing, 19th century inn could easily have sprung from the pages of a Brontë novel. [...]
Standards at the Kinmel Arms DO reach (Wuthering) heights. (David Powell)
And this is how The Herald describes the Big Brother kind of fame:
They have vicarious celebrity which says you don't need to cure a disease or paint a ceiling or write Wuthering Heights to be famous. (Julie McDowall)
This is how she fight start discusses both Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. Under my weeping willow posts about Wuthering Heights 2009. Helping Writers Became Authors continues taking Jane Eyre lessons.

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