31 October 2010

Girls & Books (Dorota W)

"The book that made great impression on me is Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. In this 19th century family saga the main protagonist is faced with tragic choice. Cathy has a strong personality and many ways she resembles a contemporary woman. Passionate as she is it is hard to control emotions. Choice between love to savage-like Heathcliff and well-mannered Edgar...

I also admire the author - a girl from Yorkshire who wasn't afraid to be an individual in not very woman-friendly times. Althought born and raised during Victorian age, Emily was neither a Victorian woman nor a Victorian writer."

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