Another gal hosted our Book Club last April for a “Spring-Like” and Wuthering Heights Book Club lunch and discussion.
Easter Day was just around the corner, so her Faux Chocolate Bunnies greeted us in her foyer. (I’m nuts about these foil bunnies of all shapes and sizes:)
Chocolate Bunnies on her kitchen table
A TOAST TO BOOKS!
While we chatted before sitting down for lunch, our host offered mimosas
Even though, Wuthering Heights is a tragedy, our hostess still set a pretty and joyful table.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TABLE – WUTHERING HEIGHTS DETAILS
She creatively displayed some possible products and books that people may have had in the 1800s or so, and some quotes from Wuthering Heights
LUNCH IS SERVED
Our host served some typical dishes one may eat in England.
(Our host subbed a more typical American version of this – pudding.)
Wuthering Heights is considered a classic novel. Years ago, it was often assigned as one of the required reads in a high school English class.
In our Book Club discussion of this book, we found ourselves wondering why this was. None of us enjoyed reading this book. We found the book violent, dark, and disliked the characters. Several characters were just downright nasty. Hardly a love story as some consider it.
Upon further research about Wuthering Heights afterwards, I discovered it was seen by some as a pioneering text of the Gothic genre. Also, one reason may be Wuthering Heights might be considered a classic, is Emily Brontë died young and this was the only novel she published adding to the novel’s mystique. (Makes sense.)