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IsabellaLinton
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05 Oct 2018, 3:46 pm

Calling all readers! :heart:

My name is Isabella and I'm obsessed with Victorian Literature! My special interest is Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and I read it every year at this time (mid-October) as a ritual.

I've spoken with a few WP members who would like to read the novel concurrently, and share notes. I'm not entirely certain how to arrange this group but everyone is welcome! I think it would be prudent that we avoid spoilers by having a conversation on this thread every five (?) chapters or so, and engaging in fun debate about the story.

We will likely start in about two weeks depending on people's needs.

Novice Wuthering Heights readers are more than welcome!

If anyone would like to join this casual 'Wuthering Heights reading group' , please let me know!


Isabella :heart: :skull:



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05 Oct 2018, 3:53 pm

Im in! And a novice :-)


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05 Oct 2018, 4:05 pm

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Welcome, feeli0!



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05 Oct 2018, 4:27 pm

I'm pretty much a novice myself.....I'm in!



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05 Oct 2018, 4:41 pm

Welcome, Kortie!! ! :heart:

You're more than welcome to begin!
I've read the book a shameful number of times, and would love to initiate you to the fold!


Emily Brontë

*This link may contain some spoilers, but is an excellent preparatory read*
In my opinion, Stevie Davies is one of the greatest biographers of Emily in print.



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12 Oct 2018, 12:52 pm

I was off-radar for a while and hoped the reading of Wuthering Heights hadn’t yet started...now happily looking forward to it!


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12 Oct 2018, 10:51 pm

YAY, Sianann!
Thanks for confirming that you'd still like to participate!

woot woot woot 8) :skull: 8)

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13 Oct 2018, 3:55 am

Getting excited.... Do we start calendar day or all at the same time taking time zones into consideration? I don't want to be ahead of everyone else just because I get to see each new day first.... :D


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13 Oct 2018, 6:40 am

Sianann, what's a good timeline for you?

We can't start quite yet because of Kraftiekortie.
Perhaps I'll read a few forwards and post some questions to frame the Introduction of the book.
I was going to post the family tree but I don't know if that gives away too much plot (do you agree, sianann?)

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Good call on the avatar, feels!



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13 Oct 2018, 6:59 am

Why don’t you folks start. I’ll learn from the discussion you folks have.



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13 Oct 2018, 7:02 am

Thanks, Korts, but you'll be drained by Tuesday. I'm sure you'll need a bit of time to decompress.
Maybe I'd do the forwards today since it's a rather wuthering day.



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13 Oct 2018, 7:04 am

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Anyone else who'd like to join is still welcome!
Redxk ... I know you were interested. Hope you're still out there!



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13 Oct 2018, 9:47 am


*spoiler alert, but what the heck -- viewer discretion advised*

I've never watched a Brontë screenplay (nor would I), but here's Kate Bush to get us in the mood :heart:
Listeners beware of Kate's soprano aria!

I'm reading WH criticism today and will be ready for the novel when everyone else agrees.



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13 Oct 2018, 10:09 am

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Korts,
These are the tiny books Charlotte wrote, nearsighted and bespectacled, on scraps from sugar bags and torn wallpaper.

The four children (Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne) wrote stories and poetry about fantasy kingdoms called Angria and Gondal. The work which began in their childhood is referred to as their 'juvenilia', although it continued in their adulthood.

Charlotte could write in a trance with her eyes closed, since she could barely see anyway.

I did the same as a child -- always writing books so tiny that no one could read them. Little did I know about Charlotte!

LINK FOR JUVENILIA



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13 Oct 2018, 10:18 am

It’s impossible for me to write small like that lol

Did they argue as children?