Posted by SueG. on August 23, 1998 at 21:41:33:
In response to I wasn't attacking P&P, written by Patricia R. on August 23, 1998 at 09:39:08
] Personally I love Wuthering Heights, the part where Catherine is describing her love for Heathcliff as the rocks, enduring forever, but her love for Edgar Linton as foliage is so beautiful.
Very beautiful, though I don't much care for Cathy and Heathcliff
] I liked Jane Eyre, Shirley was okay. I didn't really like either The Professor or Villette. I personally find Anne Bronte under rated and Charlotte Bronte overrated.
Not my dear Charlotte! Emily's the best of the three, I'll admit, but Charlotte Bronte's genius over-reached Anne's. And I love Villette *sigh*
] Because I said I liked WH better is not an attack on P&P. I don't like the fact that it seems to have been taken that way. I really like P&P, and I like Jane Austen. I prefer Emily Bronte's book Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice, that's all.
] As to it's being deeper based on a dark theme. deeper is not necessarily the best adjective, I just found myself more involved with WH than with P&P.
I love Jane Austen, but I have to say that I prefer Emily Bronte too. Both are excellent writers, but Bronte has a poetry that appeals to me more. I guess it's a matter of taste. And I don't know if we can argue about which is the "better" or "deeper" book, but I think it's been pretty much acknowledged that Wuthering Heights is the better-written of the two.
- "better-written"?!!! KathleenB 19:35:28 8/31/98 (0)
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