Olivia, tiring of her aunt's constant and tedious carping, took her book into the garden to read in peace, if that was the word that could be used considering the frantic impatience with which she awaited tomorrow night. The novel she was reading, Wuthering Heights, had been sent to her aunt from England by her Cousin Maude. It was, wrote Cousin Maude, creating a literary sensation in London. Although a poignant and daring love story, it had been written by an unknown spinster named Emily Bronte, the cloistered, unworldly daughter of an impecunious Yorkshire clergyman. Olivia's choice of reading was therefore fortunate: the book was so gripping, so moving and written with such beauty and passion that she could hardly bear to put it down.Almost makes me think I should make the effort to read Wuthering Heights.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Bookish Quotes: Wuthering Heights - a literary sensation
I don't intend that I will normally do multiple Bookish Quotes from the same book, but it was hard to go past this description which comes from page 225 of Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman.