Monday, June 24, 2013

The following concern Emily Bronte's book Wuthering Heights. I've taken the excerpts from various reviews. You can find the full reviews at this address:

Reviewer: Anonymous
Publication: Paterson's Magazine (USA)
Date: March 1848

We rise from the perusal of Wuthering Heights as if we had come fresh from a pest-house. Read Jane Eyre is our advice, but burn Wuthering Heights...


Reviewer: James Lorimer Publication: North British Review Date: about 1847

Here all the faults of Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) are magnified a thousand fold, and the only consolation which we have in reflecting upon it is that it will never be generally read.

Again, ouch.

Here are what other people said.

Reviewer: Unknown
Publication: Unknown
Date: about 1847

This is a work of great ability, and contains many chapters, to the production of which talent of no common order has contributed...

Reviewer: Anonymous
Publication: New Monthly Magazine
Date: January 1848

Wuthering Heights, by Ellis Bell, is a terrific story, associated with an equally fearful and repulsive spot...

Just because people don't like it, doesn't mean your story isn't good. Write because you love to do it. One person's opinion is just that.

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