Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...surface-blush, but a gathering inward excitement raised its tint and its temperature. " Lucy, I do wish to know your thoughts of Dr. Bretton. Do, do give me your real opinion of his character, his disposition." "His character stands high, and deservedly high." "And his disposition P Tell me about his disposition," she urged; " you know him well." " I know him pretty well." "You know his home-side. You have seen him with his mother; speak of him as a son." " He is a fine-hearted son; his mother's comfort and hope, her pride and pleasure." She held my hand between hers, and at each favourable word gave it a little caressing stroke. " In what other way is he good, Lucy P " "Dr. Bretton is benevolent--humanely disposed towards all his race. Dr. Bretton would have benignity for the lowest savage, or the worst crimina." " I heard some gentlemen, some of papa's friends, who were talking about him, say the same. They say many of the poor patients at the hospitals, who tremble before some pitiless and selfish surgeons, welcome him." "They are right; I have witnessed as much. He once took me over an hospital; I saw how he was received; your father's friends are right." The softest gratitude animated her eye as she lifted it a moment. She had yet more to say, but seemed hesitating about time and place. Dusk was beginning to reign; her parlour fire already glowed with twilight ruddiness; but I thought she wished the room dimmer, the hour later. ( "How quiet and secluded we feel here!" I remarked, to reassure her. " Do we P Yes; it is a still evening, and I shall not be called down to...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688809X
  • 9781236888099