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14-11-2016, 04:29 PM
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I have read it many times with no problems.But just because a book is considered a classic it does not mean everyone will find it enjoyable or to their taste.
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14-11-2016, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for all your comments and thanks Cinderella for the link. I will have a read of the website then start again from the beginning, it might make more sense to me.

It's not that Romantic novels do not appeal to me because I quite like romantic films.

Maybe I need to read a lot in one session rather than a couple of chapters every night.
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14-11-2016, 07:53 PM
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Over the past few years, I have been making the effort to read some of the classics. I have now started reading Wuthering Heights and I have to admit I am struggling. I am about five chapters in at the moment and have no clue what it is about.

Who is the protagonist? It seems to change constantly and there is a lot of 'He said, she said' making it confusing and a lot of sentences that don't make sense.

Mrs LD says it's one of her favourite books and that she read it many times when she was a teenager - I don't know how she did it tbh.

I have read other classics by Tolstoy. Dostoevsky, Chekov, Cervantes etc and had no problem although I realise they were translated into English.

So is Wuthering Heights really the masterpiece that people claim it to be? If I had written that when I was at school. I reckon my English teacher would have told me to do better.

I really would like to finish this book so can anyone give any tips on how to read and understand it?
I couldn't get into the book either & the stage version with Cliff Richard in it was bad too. I gave up on both.
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14-11-2016, 09:01 PM
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Withering Heights is a story about obsession .
It's enthralling .
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16-11-2016, 10:05 AM
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I read the notes on the website and started again and this time I have understood it (so far). I think maybe I was trying to read it when I was too tired so didn't take it in. I shall keep going.
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16-11-2016, 10:18 AM
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Gosh longdogs don't give up on it. It's my favourite book of all time, I cried rivers over that book when I was younger. I remember limiting myself at bedtime to just a few pages.. It was just so emotional

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16-11-2016, 10:25 AM
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Gosh longdogs don't give up on it. It's my favourite book of all time, I cried rivers over that book when I was younger. I remember limiting myself at bedtime to just a few pages.. It was just so emotional

Good luck
No, I'm not going to give up just yet summer. I managed to get through War & Peace ok although I admit I watched the TV series first so I had a picture of the characters in my mind which helped with all the Russian names.

The last book I read was Metamorphosis which was in fairly plain English so I think the transition into Victorian English made it difficult.
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21-11-2016, 05:17 PM
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We're all different and can no more all like the same books than we can like the same music. One of my best friends thinks Jane Austen is a literary genius whereas I think she is a second/third rate version of the appalling Barbara Cartland with no literary merit whatever. Takes all kinds!
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28-11-2016, 10:31 AM
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I am getting through it now but I wonder why any author would have two characters with the same name; Catherine & Cathy?
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30-11-2016, 11:53 PM
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I think one has to have a taste for the Gothic novel.
WH is a great book but if one is not into the supernatural atmospheric It may be a hard read.

I think this book is largely to blame for women addiction to "Bad Boys"
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