Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Bronte vs. Bronte

Another little quiz to see what's what for Stuck-in-a-Book readers... this time it's a bit of a grudge match, as they've been fighting it out for well over a century. Step forward, Jane Eyre vs. Wuthering Heights. Ladies and Gentlemen, place your bets. Or, rather, your favoured title...

37 comments:

  1. Jane Eyre hands down!

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  2. Jane Eyre
    Tabitha (Australia)

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  3. Definitely Jane!

    Karen
    New York

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  4. Jane all the way!

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  5. Another vote for Jane here!

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  6. Jane! Nothing like a Woman Who Knows What She Wants. (And gets it!)

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  7. Wuthering Heights. Definitely.

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  8. It's Wuthering Heights for me. It was the first Bronte book I read and I loved it.

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  9. Wuthering Heights!!!

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  10. Simon, this is very unfair. It's like asking me to choose btween my children (if I had any, which I don't). Can I vote for both? I've read them both at least a dozen times. Please?

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  11. Gah! I don't really want to choose, but ultimately it's going to be Jane Eyre. But I really, really love Wuthering Heights too.

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  12. It used to be Wuthering Heights for me but having only read Jane Eyre recently I would say that it has the edge slightly. Embarrassingly it is Mr Rochester that swings it!

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  13. Jane Eyre gets my vote. RESPECT and all that...

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  14. Wuthering Heights...Wuthering Heights....Wuthering Heights...!! :-)

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  15. Jane for me too. Everyone in WH needs a good slap!

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  16. Jane Eyre, without a doubt!

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  17. Jane Eyre.....difficult though.

    C.B.

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  18. Wuthering Heights. No contest (for me). :)

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  19. Jane Eyre, but only just!

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  20. Jane Eyre, every time.

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  21. This is just not fair....how could anyone possibly choose?!

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  22. No contest - it's Jane Eyre of course!

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  23. Wuthering Heights, hands down, despite the fact that I hated it when I first read it (aged 13) and loved Jane Eyre... However, when I re-read it for A-Level it really blew me away, and remains in my top ten reads to this day. And where would Kate Bush have got her first hit from, had it not been for the mighty WH??! The mind boggles.

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  24. Definitely Jane Eyre. Every time I read it I feel as if I am going on holiday to a much loved destination.
    Deb W

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  25. It seems that Jane Eyre is coming out as the favourite but I vote for Wuthering Heights (though both are brilliant).

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  26. Jane Eyre!! (I read them both a week a part last year. HATED WH; LOVED JE.

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  27. Hi Si

    I've struggled over the years to persuade OVW of the virtues of Wuthering Heights, but even my Kate Bush imitation has proved inadequate. When I suggested that I give two votes for WH on our behalf she declared the tome to be abominable and that she would never voluntarily read it. (But she blames her irascible comments on hunger - having just returned from the supermarket but not having eaten for many hours). So it looks like.

    OV - WH
    OVW - JE

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  28. I had to do WH for A level and hated it, and didn't find it had improved when I re-read it a couple of years ago, so I will pick Jane Eyre.

    But am I the only person who would quite happily do without both? *Why* does everyone make such a fuss over the Brontes? I have a sneaking suspicion that they would be much less popular if they hadn't had tragic lives and died young.

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  29. Jane Eyre for me - I agree with Julie "Everyone in WH needs a good slap!".

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  30. "Wuthering Heights"!!! Definitely. It's a genial book.
    I liked "Jane Eyre", but I think WH it's superior in many aspects.

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