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 thoughts on “Bronte vs. Bronte

  • December 4, 2008 at 1:42 am
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    Jane Eyre hands down!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 2:34 am
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    Definitely Jane!

    Karen
    New York

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  • December 4, 2008 at 3:19 am
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    Jane all the way!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 4:42 am
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    Jane! Nothing like a Woman Who Knows What She Wants. (And gets it!)

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  • December 4, 2008 at 6:51 am
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    Wuthering Heights. Definitely.

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  • December 4, 2008 at 7:18 am
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    It’s Wuthering Heights for me. It was the first Bronte book I read and I loved it.

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  • December 4, 2008 at 7:21 am
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    Wuthering Heights!!!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 9:01 am
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    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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  • December 4, 2008 at 9:36 am
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    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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  • December 4, 2008 at 11:59 am
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    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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  • December 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm
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    Jane Eyre gets my vote. RESPECT and all that…

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  • December 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm
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    Wuthering Heights…Wuthering Heights….Wuthering Heights…!! :-)

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  • December 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm
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    Jane for me too. Everyone in WH needs a good slap!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm
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    Jane Eyre…..difficult though.

    C.B.

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  • December 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm
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    Jane Eyre, but only just!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm
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    Jane Eyre, every time.

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  • December 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm
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    This is just not fair….how could anyone possibly choose?!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 5:05 pm
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    No contest – it’s Jane Eyre of course!

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  • December 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm
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    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.

    Button

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  • December 4, 2008 at 9:22 pm
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    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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  • December 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm
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    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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  • December 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm
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    Jane Eyre!! (I read them both a week a part last year. HATED WH; LOVED JE.

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  • December 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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    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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  • December 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm
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    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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  • December 5, 2008 at 8:17 pm
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    Jane Eyre for me – I agree with Julie “Everyone in WH needs a good slap!”.

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  • December 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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    “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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