December 6th, 2008


Wuthering Eyres

Over on the Stuck In A Book blog there was a little poll to discover whether readers preferred Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. I voted for the latter but we Emilys were heavily outnumbered by the Charlottes. Simon himself says that he favours JE although WH is the better book. What is the perennial hold of Jane Eyre on the imagination? Personally I loathe the wretched book, yet every now and then I just have to read it again. I think it makes a difference when you read it. I was given a copy, the very one shown here, when I was really too young for it. These Regent Classics were sold in Woolworths (eheu!) for 2/6d, so we had quite a few of them. Collapse )