Sunday, July 12, 2015

2 in 1 Book Review: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë and "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë

Genre: Classics
Source: Bought

"As an orphan, Jane’s childhood is not an easy one, but her independence and strength of character sustain her through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal education system. However, her biggest challenge is yet to come. Taking a job as a governess in a house containing dangerous secrets and a passionate man she finds increasingly attractive, Jane is ultimate forced to call on all her resources in order to hold fast to her beliefs." - Goodreads

Genre: Classics
Source: Bought

"Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847, the year before the author's death at the age of thirty, endures today as perhaps the most powerful and intensely original novel in the English language. The epic story of Catherine and Heathcliff plays out against the dramatic backdrop of the wild English moors, and presents an astonishing metaphysical vision of fate and obsession, passion and revenge. "Only Emily Brontë," V. S. Pritchett said, "exposes her imagination to the dark spirit." And Virginia Woolf wrote, " the rarest of all powers. She could free life from its dependence on speaking of the moor make the wind blow and the thunder roar."" - Goodreads

Since those novels are written by sisters and I have really similar feelings after reading them I decide to make this a 2 in 1 book review.

I must say I really really enjoyed reading these books and they were really fast reads. I loved the writing style of both Charlotte and Emily Brontë and in my opinion the stories they wrote were very similar.

They were both kind of dark and not happy at all. The characters were also not very likeable. and had really really big flaws, and did not act very nice. They were really well developed but I just ended up hating all of them. Please, don't hate me for that :)

In the end I did love the books and they were written beautifully so I gave both of them high rating on Goodreads. If you haven't read those books, give them a try and you might like them. And if you've already read the book, please, leave a comment if you had the same feelings about the characters and the stories as I had :)

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