The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues…
I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year as part of a fundraiser for www.RAINN.org.
I’ve finished the 3rd book, Jane Eyre…only 47 more to go!
Next up is….Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847),
(Scroll to the bottom for more info on the fundraiser.)
Emily was born in 1818 in Northern England. Her sisters are the now-famous authors Charlotte (Jane Eyre) and Anne (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall). Emily is considered to be one of the giants of Victorian era literature, even though she only published one novel, Wuthering Heights, which came out a year before she died of tuberculosis. She was 30-years-old. Like her sisters, Emily used a pseudonym, Ellis Bell. The novel polarized critics at the time, as its depictions of class struggle, gender inequality, and religious sanctimony flew in the face of Victorian conventions and ideals. In the book, Emily questioned the very definition(s) of morality. The character, Heathcliff, always fascinated me. His transformation from a dark romantic figure into a vengeful ghost of a man is mesmerizing—and more complicated than it sounds. SIDE NOTE: Kate Bush’s wonderful 1st single was “Wuthering Heights.” I’ve posted the video below the book cover photo.
The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the top posting on the official 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.
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