Young Catherine Earnshaw: The Kristen Cavalleri of Yorkshire Moors: The Real Victorian England
Emily Brontë has a powerful heart of darkness
Via Blog of a Bookslut:
Jaemie Gallie of the Yorkshire Post reports that Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's classic Victorian love story, is being adapted into a comic.
Yorkshire-based poet and playwright Adam Strickson wrote the book.
It's illustrated by Siku, one of the UK's leading graphic artists, who
has worked for Marvel comics and 2000AD. The comic will be released
next month as part of the Radical Brontës Festival.
"'I think the book is great,' said Mr Strickson. 'The visualisations are wonderful and I
think Heathcliffe and Cathy are a bit sexier and sleeker than intended
in the book but that is the style with this sort of thing."
Hmmm. Lascivious Heathcliff and Cathy cartoons? Er, we're
not usually purists, but something about that feels...wrong. Oh, and
yes, we cried at the end of the book, mmkuh? Judge us if you
must, but just LOOK:
"You teach me how cruel you've been -- cruel and false. Why do
you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I
have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have
killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry, and wring out my
kisses and tears; they’ll blight you -- they'll damn you. You loved me
-- then what right had you to leave me? What right -- answer
me -- for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery, and
degradation and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict
would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not
broken your heart -- you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have
God. It's so good. Dialogue like that shouldn't be squeezed into a tiny cartoon talking bubble.
RELATED:File under WTF!!!: MTV's movie-musical version of Wuthering Heights, starring Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel, with an Aimee Osbourne cameo?! NO to the infinity. High School Musical has our forever approval, but not this. Never this.