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“This may be my favorite novel of all time. I love the drama, the romance, the stark beauty of the moors and the peculiar mix of love and fear that bind Cathy and Heathcliff. If
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“Structurally it's a mess, and Lord knows the story is a mess of out-of-control, sweltering emotions. Heathcliff and Kathy are selfish, emotional wrecks and I find their doomed
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Grade 8 Up-British actor Martin Shaw reads this shortened version of the classic Emily Bronte novel. His easily-understood accent is appropriate and helps to set the mood. Shaw reads at a very steady pace, pausing effectively for emphasis or when his character might be thinking. Usually calm and gentle, his voice can resonate with anger or other emotion when necessary. There is some differentiation in pitch to emphasize male vs. female speech, but it is not exaggerated or overdone. The abridgement retains Bronte's words linking speech or narration sometimes from one page to another. It provides students with an easier way to become familiar with the story and get a feel for her style. Teachers could use this presentation to introduce the novel or to entice students to read it on their own.
Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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ISBN-10: 0141439556
ISBN-13: 978-0141439556
Author: Emily Brontë
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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