Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's vampire pushes Wuthering Heights to top of Waterstone's classics chart

From Telegraph UK

Teenage readers of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight fantasy books have been flocking to buy Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel, because it is the central character's favourite book.

In Eclipse, the third book in Meyer's series, Bella Swan, the chaste love of vampire Edward Cullen, makes repeated references to Brontë’s masterpiece.

She compares the vampire to turbulent Heathcliff as she quotes Brontë’s heroine Cathy.

"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger," she tells Edward.

Sarah Clarke, children's books buyer for Waterstone's, said: "By highlighting Wuthering Heights in her novels, Stephenie Meyer has introduced Emily Brontë to the Twilight generation."

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Anonymous said...

I currently watching Wuthering heights with Tom Hardy, the first episode was amazing. I will definetly get the Book. Tom Harding is a fantastic actor. Probably AB should think about casting him.

Anonymous said...

I know Stephenie Meyer is a cool chica, not too into Twilight now that I'm reading it finally, it's cute, but hard to get into. Any way I know why there's a Wuthering Heights connection, but this bugs me a bit. Loved Wuthering Heights waaay before Twilight. HOWEVER, glad it's making a comeback in any way. <-Sorry for the rambling babble. Wuthering Heights is just my favorite classic novel. ;) I did see it trending today on Twitter. :D