Good morning, everyone!
Beth Hale’s post today on Marlena Hand’s blog reminded me of one of my favorite books. When I first read Wuthering Heights I was around thirteen and, at that time, I used to underline scenes that moved me the most in the books I read. As you can imagine, Wuthering Heights ended up riddled with hightlighted paragraphs. 😀
Beth’s quote is amongst my favorite ones but here’s another powerful scene.
“‘May she wake in torment!’ he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. ‘Why, she’s a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!'”
Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights