The tragic love story between Catherine and Heathcliff full of ghosts and as the title says of storms on the English countryside. A more straw-colored field than Mansfield Park , as the moors should be where this story of madness and seduction unfolds. First of all, the illustrations there is some small visual metaphor like those black crows that persecute Heathcliff, black as his soul.
Nov 14, Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it. This is the last book Geary contributed to this series. I read Wuthering Heights once when I was an impressionable young teenager and remember loving it; I'm not sure if I would feel the same today should I reread it now that this has brought back to the story to me. I love the Gothic brooding story set upon the Yorkshire Moors from whence I originate , but the overdramatic, possessive love story irritates me somewhat like a Jane Austin romance.
However Geary has done a wonderful job of adaptin This is the last book Geary contributed to this series. However Geary has done a wonderful job of adapting such a complicated plot and paring it down to this brief book in hand. He has managed to capture the true essence of all the main characters of the meat of the story, Heathcliff, Cathy, Earnshaw, the Linleys and Nelley.
The final part of the story featuring the children and heirs of these characters is somewhat less fully captured and progresses rapidly to the end but overall the book serves two purposes: for one who has read the story it brings back a tale you may have forgotten and in my case I certainly know I do want to re-read this and the other two famous Bronte sister books in the near future.
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Secondly, for one who hasn't read the original, it genuinely gives a summary of the story and could provoke reading of the classic. Geary's usual art style is very present here but I found the addition of colour not quite as pleasing to the eye as in his two previous books in this series. His unique character faces and facial expressions are great additions to the characters of the main participants. I only had a problem with Heathcliff who was presented as not being English by making him a strange sooty colour which made him appear dirty as if he was a chimney sweep.
His ethnicity is never fully identified in the original novel. He is mainly described as a dark-skinned gypsy. Others remark he may be a "Lascar" mostly meaning of East Indian descent or an "American castaway" which perhaps could allude to being of African descent.
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However Geary's portrayal shows none of these ethnic traits but rather just someone sooty and at times rather greenish-looking. Overall I enjoyed the refresher on the story and am impressed with the Classics Illustrated series. I ventured into these as part of my Rick Geary reading but will continue on now to read the series for its own merit.
View 2 comments. Jan 05, P. I read Wuthering Heights in 6th grade and understood none of it.
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So it was great to have this edition to fill me in on what I'd missed. Rick Geary does a fabulous adaptation to my eyes, but I guess I wouldn't know since I've really never read the original. But now I see where V. Andrews got her ideas. Jan 25, Vanessa rated it really liked it. I loved revisiting one of my favourites stories in this format. Jul 24, Debbi rated it really liked it.
Great condensed telling of this sad story. I've seen better graphics though.
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A solid story of revenge , love and tribulations What unfolds is the tale of the intense love between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere … As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights.
It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young.
How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge — and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death. Born in , she shared the parsonage of the town of Haworth, Yorkshire, with her older sister, Charlotte; her brother, Branwell; her younger sister, Anne; and… More about Emily Bronte. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book! Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you purchase this book from your favorite retailer.
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