H.: The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey Back to Wuthering Heights by Lin Haire-Sargeant

 

Did you ever wonder?

One day while at the library, I came across H – The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey back to Wuthering Heights by Lin Haire-Sargeant. I am not a fan of the original, but was intrigued with the idea of this book.

Charlotte couldn’t have imagined that her train ride would have resulted in learning about the death of Heathcliff. Hearing speak of Heathcliff, Miss Charlotte Bronte is excited to read the papers of Mr. Lockwood’s. Curious as ever, Charlotte wonders if the Heathcliff of Mr. Lockwood’s is the same Heathcliff that her dear sister Emily had spoken of.

It seems that Heathcliff got lucky on his leaving Wuthering Heights. He was taken in, educated, and given ample opportunity to become a gentleman. Yet, he never could forget his Cathy. As stubborn as a mule, Mr. Are still pushed forward in helping the bloke.

In the end, Lin Haire-Sargeant suggests that there could have been more to the story of Heathcliff and Cathy. With Emily detailing certain “imaginations” to Charlotte, the idea of both Heathcliff and Cathy being together, only raised more questions.  Haire-Sargeant’s tale of Heathcliff’s away years is contrite; to the one and only Ms. Dean.

Truly, was he a man of gentleness or a man of pure hatred?

Publisher: Pocket Books; Published: July 1, 1992; Category: Fiction –General Fiction – Literary Fiction/Classic; Format: Hardcover; Source: Library

 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a classic. I recently did a review of the book for Fictionista Workshop.  You can read it here: http://www.fictionistaworkshop.com/category/projects/courting-the-classics/

 

 

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Published in: on February 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm  Comments (1)