Monday, November 26, 2007

Wuthering Heights Contest!

Every autumn (October, usually---I'm running behind), I re-read one of my favorite novels, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It is such a passionate, tumultuous novel, which seems to match the changing weather.

This year, I have decided to have a little Wuthering Heights Contest. The prize includes a small, gilt-edged copy of the novel; some loose-leaf Yorkshire Harrogate Tea from my favorite tea shop; and a pair of wristwarmers that I knit.

The contest will end Friday, 30 November, at 3pm, after which I will pick a winner at random. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post. You can comment on anything: the book, tea, the weather, etc. If you have read Wuthering Heights, I hope you will tell me what you most love---or hate---about it. If you haven't but want to, then tell me that too! Just write whatever you want to.

Good luck!

16 comments:

Miss Paula said...

How exciting Lady Jane!! My son says that this is one of his favorite books. Maybe I will get to read it!!! Thanks!

Lady Jane said...

Hooray, Miss Paula! I'm glad you entered.

aBookworm said...

I read WH right after I read I read Pride and Prejudice. Boy, that was a shocker! From genteel to turbulent, it was such a contrast. Mr.Darcy's my fave but Heathcliff's not far behind. :) It's been a long time since I read it, but the impression it left on my young mind still hasn't faded. The mark of a true classic, I think.

Thanks for this wonderful trip down memory lane.

ikkinlala said...

I keep meaning to read this novel, and somehow I haven't managed to yet - I'd love a chance to win it.

Also, it's perfect weather for tea.

The Mary Kay Lady ... said...

I think Wuthering Heights is one of the few I actually read in high school because I really enjoyed it. Actually, it sounds like a good read right now... perhaps I need to buy a copy.

Love the knit job! They are great

mandy said...

I can only say that Wuthering Heights is, will be and always was the love of my life!
Maddalena

francesca said...

What sort of novel is Wuthering Heights.... a powerful story of love and revenge.... and I loved it all the time.... when will I forget it? I think never.

lauretana said...

Emily's book... a treasure for us all, beautiful, immortal, evergreen and so famous.
Unforgettable!

magda said...

What do I like most in Wuthering Heights? Its particular atmosphere,
that moor flavour I always find again every two years or so when I come back to my beloved Haworth!

margot said...

It's a beautiful topic to chat in front of a nice cup of tea...oh, beloved Wuthering Heights, blessed book for any passionate person...
is it not?

Luthien84 said...

Wuthering Heights was my first classic introduced to me by my teacher in my high school. That was a few years before I even heard about Pride & Prejudice. I'm pleased to say that WH inspire me to read more literature classics at that time. If I remember correctly, it's a story of unrequited love, revenge and hatred that was set in a rural countryside with moor. As I have discovered more classics now, I would say WH is ranked in my top ten list of good books to re-read.

Lady Jane said...

Oh, I love all your comments! I feel exactly the same way . . . which is why I re-read WH so often.

Thank you all for visiting and commenting! I would love to chat with any of you about WH any time! Good luck!

A teacher said...

I teach this book--I love it! I really appreciate the framed narration. My students connect with the Byronic hero (frightening, isn't it?), and we always have great discussions about the moral ambiguity of the novel.

Changing_Heaven said...

Wuthering Heights is one of the most affecting books I have ever read. The emotional aspect left me completely in awe after I read it for the first time, and while I could not remember the events and details of the novel, the characters and their emotions just overcame all my senses and I could not think on much else afterwards. Each time I read it, there is always something new to discover. Wuthering Heights has, by far, triumphed over any other book I've read for its effervescent transcendence continues to lure me and make me return to it often.

Lady Lori said...

Oooh Yorkshire Harrogate is SO good! I've never read Wuthering Heights but it is definitely on my extensive list of "Must Reads." What a fun idea!

Ms. Place said...

Oh, I just returned from a trip out of town and learned about your contest. I'm so sorry that I didn't advertise it on my blog! I have always loved the Cathy/Heathcliff story. Each time I read the book, I think she will tame him and that he will be kinder to his son and her daughter. But of course, this never happens, and the tragedy must be played out as written. I must admit, when I was a teenager, there was a period of time when I preferred this book over Pride and Prejudice.