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Perhaps the most classic of cautionary tales about the pitfalls of falling in love with your best friend, in Wuthering Heights everything that could possibly go wrong between childhood best friends and love-interests Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff does. If you’ve only seen the MTV adaptation (ultimate guilty pleasure) then this novel about miscommunications, unrequited love, and violent revenge is definitely a must-read — especially if you’re looking for any excuse to fall out of love with your BFF. (E. Ce Miller)Writer Aliyyah Eniath is interviewed by Livemint and a fan of the novel too:
You’ve done your BA in English literature at the University of the West Indies. Did any of the authors you read there influence you? It’s been 7 or 8 years since that. But I was definitely influenced by some of the work that I studied. When I first read V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr Biswas, what it showed me is that you can be from a tiny island like Trinidad, and yet write a book with international appeal. That thought had never occurred to me before. And then, when we studied (Charles) Dickens, Great Expectations was the first book I read that made me envious of the writer. I was really, really envious. I wanted to have been the one who wrote that book (laughs). And then (Emily Bronte’s) Wuthering Heights was just my favourite. You can probably tell that there’s a little of Wuthering Heights in there too. (Vangmayi Parkala)Carlyle Observer mentions the song It's All Coming Back To Me Now in a column about religion.
Jim Steinman said he based the lyrics to “It’s All Coming Back To Me” on Wuthering Heights. He was attempting, he said, “to write the most passionate love song”. (Ken Rolheiser)MercatorNet asked readers to suggest their favourite 'crime reads for the beach' and one of them is
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, by Alan Bradley. A unique protagonist, silly to hear but delightful to experience – 12-year-old (post WWII) Flavia de Luce combines the innocent charm of Nancy Drew with the suffer-no-fools savvy of Jane Eyre. Flavia is “banished” to a boarding school in Toronto after her antics in the previous novel, and soon discovers a murder, symbolic and long hidden. The killer is someone she knows, but not everyone (indeed, no-one) is who they appear to be. (Harley Sims, Ottawa, Canada) (Carolyn Moynihan)Glamour gives 16 reasons why Labyrinth is 'the best film ever'.
Bowie made leggings look rudely sexy and that bulge. He was an amalgamation of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, a Brothers Grimm fairytale and Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre all at the same time. Hot. (Ella Alexander)HeyUGuys seems to have a broad understanding of what 'recently' means because apparently,
fan fiction has had a long and surprisingly illustrious history, with the Brontë sisters having recently been revealed to have dabbled in the medium themselves, populating their own fantastical worlds with characters from then-contemporary fiction and current affairs (Steven Neish)The Hairpin has a lovely article on a columnist's dad being introduced to classic novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.The Telegraph and Argus puts emphasis on the fact that 'Bradford district is tourist hotspot', partly due to its Brontë-related attractions. A Chronical of Creighton's Adventures writes shortly about a trip to Haworth. Jezebel's Pictorial has an article on Charlotte's-dress-which-wasn't-a-mistake-after-all. The Telegraph has an obituary on soprano Phyllis Curtin, who 'created the role of Catherine Earnshaw in Floyd’s Wuthering Heights with Santa Fe Opera'. Both Amy Reads Classics and Entre Letras (in Spanish) post about Wuthering Heights. Seeing Dance reviews Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre. Quite Irregular has read Wide Sargasso Sea. En lisant en voyageant writes in French about The Professor. Ranty Runt of a Reader posts about Agnes Grey. Art Eyewitness reviews the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition on Charlotte Brontë's bicentenary while on the other side of the pond, Victorian Musings looks forward to the similar exhibition which will open at The Morgan Library in New York in September.