I sense a challenge!
Posted by Erin L /MR on August 21, 1998 at 15:07:59:
In response to Wuthering Heights vs. Pride and Predjudice, written by Patricia Dawson on August 21, 1998 at 15:00:04
] To all Wuthering Heights haters.... Yes, it is much easier to identify with the characters in P&P but the uncivilized manner of the characters in WH makes for a much more intresting and thought provoking novel.
I can't resist responding here, as you are talking of two of the best-written books in the English language, IMHO. But really, don't you see that trying to compare the two in terms of which is the more "interesting" is akin to comparing apples and oranges? Bronte's and Austen's subject matter and plot twists are so dissimilar that I don't see how anyone can possibly say that WH is a superior read. Both Austen and Bronte were masters of the art of creating characters with whom we can identify---both "bad" and "good." Both stories are unique---each stands alone in its genre, and I can't think of many other books that can come close to the impact which both of these had on me the first time I read them. Both are timeless, classic...and both of the writers peerless.
- "interesting"? KathleenB/MR 15:10:14 8/21/98 (0)
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