Wuthering Heights Illustrations: He Is More Myself Than I Am…

6 Oct

This is the perfect time of the year to reread your favourite Victorian novels, and Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” is definitely one of my favourites. Here are the illustrations for the novel by a contemporary Australian artist Rovina Cai. They really fit the mood of the book and linger in the memory, especially the first and the second illustrations here below; they are so dreamy, just look at the subtle shadowy ghost of Cathy above Heatcliff, and Cathy standing by the water and the reflection in the water is of Heatcliff because “she is Heatcliff”, their souls are the same.

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

“I’m tired, tired of being enclosed here. I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there; not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart; but really with it, and in it.”

“I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.

You said I killed you – haunt me then. Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! I cannot live without my soul!

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4 Responses to “Wuthering Heights Illustrations: He Is More Myself Than I Am…”

  1. Tânia 9th Oct 2018 at 10:36 am #

    What georgeous, haunting illustrations – they really help bring the book to life.

    What are your favourite Victorian novels? 🙂

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    • Byron's Muse 10th Oct 2018 at 10:29 pm #

      Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, The Tenant of Wildfel Hall, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Therese Raquin… some that come first to my mind.

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  2. ecopoet 13th Oct 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Beautiful post and the illustrations are amazing

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