Nelly Dean

Nelly Dean

A Return to Wuthering Heights

Book - 2016
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Young Nelly Dean has been Hindley's closest companion for as long as she can remember, living freely at the great house, Wuthering Heights. But when the benevolence of the master brings a wild child into the house, Nelly learns she must follow in her mother's footsteps, be called "servant" and give herself over completely to the demands of the Earnshaw family.

But Nelly is not the only one who finds her life disrupted by this strange newcomer. As death, illness, and passion sweep through the house, Nelly suffers heartache and betrayals at the hands of those she cherishes most, tempting her to leave it all behind. But when a new heir is born, a reign of violence begins that will test even Nelly's formidable spirit as she finds out what it is to know true sacrifice.

Nelly Dean is a wonderment of storytelling and an inspired accompaniment to Emily Bronte's adored work. It is the story of a woman who is fated to bear the pain of a family she is unable to leave, and unable to save.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781605989617
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 24 cm

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traceyrb
Aug 29, 2017

Let me first say that I love Wuthering Heights and so I was drawn to this. However, it did not draw me in neither did it add to the original. I am from Yorkshire and love Bronte country and understand the dialect. I couldn't finish the book. If you are not in love with Wuthering Heights and just want a story to read, then this would be ok for that. However, if you are like me, then leave this one alone. It's a hard act to follow Emily Bronte.

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harrissusanc
Apr 27, 2016

This is for Wuthering Heights die-hards, and I can't say it made me one. Nelly's Victorian marriage and master servant plight is full of character and history, but lacks the Gothic drama that came with the Heathcliff episodes. Reads fast.

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