Wednesday 26 May 2010

Wuthering Wednesday - Week 8

This is Week 8 of the Wuthering Heights read a long organised by Softdrinks, and whose blog you will find here. Joining us on this adventure are:
Literate Housewife
Messy Karen
Jenny (Take Me Away)
Ti (Book Chatter)
Lisa – Lit And Life
Peeking Between the Pages
J.C. Montgomery (The Biblio Blogazine)
JoAnn (Lakeside Musing)
Gentle Reader (Shelf Life)
Amy at New Century Reading
Geri at One More Foggy Notion
Rob at Books are Like Candy Corn
Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity

Summary of Chapters 22 to 24.Here are the main points covered in these chapters.

  • Young Cathy is very sad as her father is quite ill.
  • On a long walk with Ellen, she meets Heathcliff.
  • Heathcliff tells her that Linton is dying without her love. He has been so upset since she stopped writing to him.
  • Heathcliff insists that she visits Linton.
  • Cathy and Ellen go to see if Linton is as ill as Heathcliff says.
  • They find Linton quite poorly and very disagreeable.
  • Cathy feels guilty and pledges to return daily, whilst Ellen forbids her from visiting Wuthering Heights again.
  • Ellen becomes ill and is bedridden for three weeks.
  • Cathy nurses Ellen and her father back to good health.
  • When Ellen returns to good health, she discovers that Cathy has been visiting Linton.
  • Cathy begs forgiveness and for her secret to be kept.
  • Ellen tells Cathy's father what has been going on.

My thoughts.

Well Cathy is a bit of scheming minx, isn't she. She manages to keep the whole family in the dark whilst she slips out to visit Linton. Can't think what she sees in Linton as he comes across as the most whinging and childish boy I have ever read about. From Bronte's writing, there is nothing attractive at all about Linton. I really didn't think I could dislike a character even more in this book with this cast of horrors. Not to worry though, as I don't think he will be in the book for much longer.

I find myself struggling to continue with this book, but I made a commitment and I shall carry on until the end!


  1. I don't see what is so enticing about Linton either, but Cathy also lacks much to be desired. Maybe they were meant to be.

  2. I may need to add a few of the blogs you list to my blogroll. :)

    I enjoyed Wuthering Heights when I read it--a couple of decades ago!

  3. I'm ready to finish this one off, too... three more installments!

  4. I have to say this is my least favourite Bronte novel. Love Jane Eyre and so far Anne Bronte has been good too though I've just read one book, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


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