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Author: Bronte
Title of text being read: Wuthering Heights

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1900-1945'During my holiday read again Wuthering Heights . . but one can every quite recapture the first horror of contacting Heathcliff — and the voice at the window.'Vere Hodgson Emily BrontėWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Most army hospitals acquired a varied collection of books and this ward was no exception. With plenty of time to pass in bed I naturally spent a lot of it reading,...Geoffrey Ratcliff Husbands Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945M. is here deep in “Wuthering Heights”, with the ladies singing hard in the next room.Margery Morris Emily BrontėWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1850-1899'The hero seems to me superior to the Rochester or the Louis Moore type, who are all rather lay-figures. Nor do I admire the sister?s work [Wuthering Heights] so much as ...Leslie Stephen Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 28 September 1850, on preparing to write preface to new edition of "Wuthering Heights": 'I am ... compelling myself to read it...Charlotte Bronte Emily BronteWuthering HeightsUnknown
1900-1945'"Reading for me then was haphazard, unguided, practically uncritical", recalled boilermaker's daughter Marjory Todd. "I slipped all too easily into those traps for the h...Marjory Todd Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Today I finished "Wuthering Heights" and began "Villette". I must try and get a set of the Bronte books as soon as I can - they are most refreshing and not a bit old fa...Hilary Spalding Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'A slight work, but just about perfect. In fact I do not know how to find fault with it. ["Nocturne", 1917] . . . And I left off "Wuthering Heights" in order to read it...Arnold Bennett Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945Transcript of interview: 'And another one that I loved was when I had mumps and was in the san which had a very small library and I read Still She Wished for Company whic...Hilary Spalding Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue, Northcourt Avenue, 25th April 1945
    F. E. Pollard in the chair.

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several unnamed members of the XII Book Club Emily BrontėWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue, Northcourt Avenue, 25th April 1945
    F. E. Pollard in the chair.

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Howard Smith Emily BrontėWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have now struck better ground in Charlotte Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", which although melodramatic like all her books, shapes very well indeed.'Clive Staples Lewis Emily BrontėWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1850-1899'When asked how books had shaped him, Labour M.P. F.W. Jowett ranged widely: Ivanhoe made him want to read, Unto this Last made him a socialist, Past and Present made him...F.W. Jowett Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charwoman, he bought up all the cheap reprints he could a...Philip Inman Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular novels, including such books as Treasure Island, Th...Daphne du Maurier Emily BronteWuthering HeightsPrint: Book



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