Review: Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights (Easy Classics)

Title: Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights (Easy Classics)
Author: Emily Brontë, Stephanie Baudet, Arianna Bellucci (illustrator)
Genre: Children’s, Classic
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: July 8, 2021
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

An illustrated adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic – at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages!

Many years ago, a young homeless boy was taken in at Wuthering Heights. Older now, Heathcliff is set on revenge, and destroying everybody around him.
And there is a lonely ghost roaming the moors, who is determined to be reunited with her lover …

About The Complete Brontë Sisters Children’s Collection
From the haunted Yorkshire moors to the towering battlements of Thornfield Hall, experience the Bronte sisters’ famous stories of love, self-discovery and family feuds. Adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+.

Review:

This children’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights tells the tragic love story of Catherine and Heathcliff. Heathcliff was brought to Wuthering Heights as a child, after Mr. Earnshaw found him on the streets. Cathy and Heathcliff quickly became friends and fell in love. However, many things drew them apart. Now, years later, Heathcliff is devastated by Catherine’s untimely death and is waiting for the day that he can join her again.

This was a great, condensed version of Wuthering Heights. When I first read the original in high school, I had a difficult time figuring it out. I’ve read it many times since then, and I know the story very well. This simpler version could help modern readers, either adults or children, to understand the story.

I liked the illustrations that went along with the story. The only part that I found inconsistent with the original story was that Heathcliff had the same skin colour as the other characters. Multiple times throughout the story he is described as having dark skin, so I wish this was depicted in the illustrations of the story.

This Wuthering Heights adaptation is a great way to learn this classic story.

Thank you Sweet Cherry Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre by Stephanie Baudet, Arianna Bellucci

Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Stephanie Baudet, Arianna Bellucci

Other books in the series:

  • Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
  • Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Have you read Wuthering Heights? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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