Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wuthering Heights, adapted by Betty Ren Wright


This is a CHILDREN'S version--adapted by Betty Ren Wright. At first, I was horrified by the idea of telling this story to children, especially if Heathcliff and Catherine's relationship were portrayed as true love. "Love means destroying the person you care about most in the world and then ruining the lives of everyone around you. Now go and have a healthy attitude toward relationships." But the adapter does a decent job of showing the awfulness of Heathcliff. I'm still not sure it is appropriate for kids--pretty dark stuff, even in this glossed over version--but at least she gets the general point across.

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