Thursday, June 5, 2008

Finished re-reading a classic

"Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe—I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul! "

Emily Bronte~ Wuthering Heights

8 comments:

secret agent said...

ok......this has nothing to do with your post
but are you screwing with me???
everytime I come see you, it's at a different blog address
or am I nuts?

secret agent said...

ok, now I read your post.
I am impressed you reread this book.
I was forced to do it in highschool
and hated it....
maybe it's good now?

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Ah, yes. I remember it well. The beginning of my long and unseemly romance with dysfunctional relationships. I don't know how I ever survived Austen and Fitzgerald and lived on to establish a good, solid marriage!
Literature is a wonderful thing, when used wisely and with caution ;)

Nyla said...

Never mind the book, after seeing the ravenous look in Ralph Fiennes eyes on that poster, I'm going to have to rent the movie!

tangobaby said...

My favorite version was always the one with Lawrence Olivier and the gorgeous Merle Oberon. Just hearing the film score would break my heart.

willow said...

This is one of my all time favorite films. The scene where Catherine is up in the window looking out on the moor is breathtaking. Juliette Binoche's monologue is fabulous! Sigh.

birdtweets said...

I have not seen the film but as "quiqui's parents" so sagely reminded me that the beloved books of my youth were built upon the romance as heartache theme. i also wonder that i have managed a long and happy marriage :) i must say though i would love to see this film and perhaps even read the book again...who knows what may be awakened in the the depths of my heart.. how did it affect you dear yoli?
xo

Gillian said...

Oh I admire you more now. If that is possible.

Wuthering Heights for me was such a tough read, I don't know if I could do it again. I enjoyed the story though. I thought I would name my firstborn Katherine as a result! (I didn't)

xoxo