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BRONTE, E.: Wuthering Heights (Unabridged)

    

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BRONTE, E.: Wuthering Heights (Unabridged)

When Mr Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution: the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.



Disc 1

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Chapter 1: 1801 – I have just returned from a visit to my landlord... 00:02:59
2.   Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr Heathcliff’s dwelling 00:03:06
3.   The apartment and furniture would have been nothing… 00:02:55
4.   I took a seat at the end of the hearthstone opposite… 00:04:26
5.   Chapter 2: Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold 00:02:18
6.   The snow began to drive thickly 00:02:25
7.   Her position before me was sheltered from the light 00:02:39
8.   ‘You see, Sir, I am come, according to promise,’ 00:02:49
9.   Perceiving myself in a blunder, I attempted to correct it 00:02:47
10.   He fixed his eye on me longer than I cared to return the stare 00:03:18
11.   The little witch put a mock malignity into her beautiful eyes 00:03:30
12.   He sat within earshot, milking the cows… 00:02:45
13.   Chapter 3: While leading the way upstairs 00:03:47
14.   ‘An awful Sunday,’ commenced the paragraph beneath 00:02:21
15.   ‘Saying this, he compelled us so to square our positions…’ 00:02:30
16.   I began to nod drowsily over the dim page 00:03:12
17.   Oh, how weary I grew. How I writhed, and yawned 00:03:03
18.   This time, I remembered I was lying in the oak closet 00:03:41
19.   Heathcliff stood near the entrance 00:02:10
20.   Scarcely were these words uttered when I recollected… 00:03:20
21.   I obeyed, so far as to quit the chamber 00:02:46
22.   A more elastic footstep entered next 00:02:22
23.   Heathcliff lifted his hand, and the speaker sprang to a safer distance 00:03:34


Disc 2

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Chapter 4: What vain weathercocks we are! 00:02:46
2.   ‘He had a son, it seems’ 00:02:54
3.   The worthy woman bustled off, and I crouched nearer the fire 00:03:01
4.   We crowded round, and over Miss Cathy’s head I had a peep… 00:03:06
5.   He seemed a sullen, patient child 00:05:13
6.   Chapter 5: In the course of time Mr Earnshaw began to fail 00:03:01
7.   Certainly she had ways with her… 00:02:47
8.   But the hour came, at last 00:03:17
9.   Chapter 6: Mr Hindley came home to the funeral 00:01:55
10.   Young Earnshaw was altered considerably… 00:03:37
11.   ‘Where is Miss Catherine’ I cried hurriedly 00:03:23
12.   ‘Hush, hush!’ I interrupted 00:03:17
13.   ‘While they examined me, Cathy came round’ 00:02:06
14.   Mrs Linton took off the grey cloak of the dairy - maid… 00:02:03
15.   Chapter 7: Cathy stayed at Thrushcross Grange five weeks… 00:03:18
16.   Cathy, catching a glimpse of her friend in his concealment 00:02:52
17.   Under these circumstances I remained solitary 00:03:33
18.   ‘Yes: you had the reason of going to bed with a proud heart…’ 00:02:20
19.   ‘A good heart will help to a bonny face, my lad,’ 00:03:36
20.   ‘You should not have spoken to him!’ 00:02:12
21.   In the evening we had a dance 00:03:28
22.   Thus interrupting herself, the housekeeper rose… 00:01:26
23.   ‘On the contrary, a tiresomely active one.’ 00:02:37


Disc 3

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Chapter 8: On the morning of a fine June day… 00:03:04
2.   Poor soul! Till within a week of her death… 00:03:33
3.   Mrs Dean raised the candle, and I discerned a soft - featured face 00:01:50
4.   Mr Edgar seldom mustered courage… 00:03:33
5.   ‘Cathy, are you busy this afternoon’ 00:02:58
6.   Her companion rose up 00:02:58
7.   ‘Catherine, love! Catherine!’ interposed Linton 00:04:02
8.   Chapter 9: He entered, vociferating oaths dreadful to hear 00:02:56
9.   Poor Hareton was squalling and kicking in his father’s arms… 00:03:14
10.   While saying this, he took a pint bottle of brandy from the dresser… 00:02:35
11.   He did not contradict me 00:03:40
12.   ‘I'm very far from jesting, Miss Catherine,’ 00:02:09
13.   She seated herself by me again 00:03:19
14.   Ere this speech ended I became sensible of Heathcliff’s presence 00:02:31
15.   ‘With your husband’s money, Miss Catherine’ 00:04:10
16.   ‘I want to speak to him, and I must, before I go upstairs,’ 00:02:57
17.   About midnight, while we still sat up 00:02:49
18.   Coming down somewhat later than usual 00:03:38
19.   ‘I never saw Heathcliff last night,’ 00:01:46
20.   Our young lady returned to us 00:03:31
21.   Chapter 10: A charming introduction to a hermit’s life! 00:02:42
22.   I got Miss Catherine and myself to Thrushcross Grange 00:02:50
23.   It was a deep voice, and foreign in tone 00:03:35
24.   ‘What does he want’ asked Mrs Linton 00:02:41
25.   She was about to dart off again 00:02:22
26.   He took a seat opposite Catherine 00:03:16


Disc 4

  Wuthering Heights
1.   About the middle of the night, I was wakened… 00:03:09
2.   ‘What do you think of his going to Wuthering Heights’ 00:02:55
3.   In this self - complacent conviction she departed 00:02:39
4.   We had all remarked, during some time 00:03:11
5.   ‘I wouldn’t be you for a kingdom, then!’ 00:02:33
6.   ‘Banish him from your thoughts, miss,’ 00:02:30
7.   Whether she would have got over this fancy… 00:02:52
8.   As the guest answered nothing 00:05:38
9.   Chapter 11: Sometimes, while meditating on these things… 00:02:57
10.   ‘God bless thee, darling!’ 00:03:28
11.   The next time Heathcliff came 00:04:35
12.   ‘I seek no revenge on you,’ 00:01:47
13.   ‘Ellen,’ said he, when I entered 00:03:03
14.   Heathcliff measured the height and breadth of the speaker… 00:02:42
15.   The fellow approached… 00:01:53
16.   ‘I’m nearly distracted, Nelly!’ 00:04:20
17.   She rang the bell till it broke with a twang 00:02:35
18.   Chapter 12: While Miss Linton moped about the park… 00:02:42
19.   I should not have spoken so if I had known her true condition 00:02:29
20.   She could not bear the notion which I had put into her head… 00:03:50
21.   I took her hand in mine 00:02:53
22.   ‘Well, it seems a weary number of hours,’ 00:03:21
23.   ‘You won’t give me a chance of life, you mean,’ 00:02:16
24.   Perceiving it vain to argue against her insanity 00:02:53
25.   ‘Catherine, what have you done’ 00:02:59


Disc 5

  Wuthering Heights
1.   In passing the garden to reach the road 00:03:05
2.   ‘Heathcliff frequently visits at the Grange,’ 00:03:07
3.   I did not close my eyes that night 00:03:48
4.   Chapter 13: For two months the fugitives remained absent 00:02:41
5.   Linton lavished on her the kindest caresses 00:03:35
6.   The remainder of this letter is for you alone 00:02:30
7.   ‘This is Edgar’s legal nephew,’ 00:02:32
8.   ‘My name was Isabella Linton,’ 00:02:50
9.   I sat and thought a doleful time 00:03:56
10.   You’ve acquainted me, Ellen, with your old master’s habits 00:03:14
11.   ‘I shall have my supper in another room,’ 00:02:42
12.   He made no reply to this adjuration 00:02:26
13.   And so he went on scolding to his den beneath 00:03:18
14.   Chapter 14: As soon as I had perused this epistle… 00:03:22
15.   ‘Oh, I have nothing,’ I replied 00:02:41
16.   ‘With your aid that may be avoided,’ 00:03:39
17.   ‘My young lady is looking sadly the worse…’ 00:02:30
18.   If I let you alone for half a day 00:03:21
19.   ‘There – that will do for the present!’ 00:02:37
20.   I protested against playing that treacherous part… 00:04:15
21.   Chapter 15: Another week over 00:02:54
22.   A book lay spread on the sill before her 00:02:57
23.   As I spoke, I observed a large dog… 00:03:45


Disc 6

  Wuthering Heights
1.   The two, to a cool spectator 00:03:02
2.   ‘Oh, you see Nelly, he would not relent…’ 00:02:57
3.   ‘You teach me now how cruel you’ve been…’ 00:02:41
4.   Ere long I perceived a group of the servants… 00:04:29
5.   Chapter 16: About twelve o’clock that night… 00:03:22
6.   Do you believe such people are happy in the other world, sir 00:02:05
7.   I was weeping as much for him as her 00:03:40
8.   He dashed his head against the knotted trunk 00:03:19
9.   Chapter 17: That Friday made the last of our fine days… 00:02:47
10.   ‘My dear young lady,’ I exclaimed 00:03:36
11.   ‘Do you think he could bear to see me grow fat and merry’ 00:02:53
12.   ‘Yesterday, you know, Mr Earnshaw…’ 00:02:47
13.   ‘Yester - evening I sat in my nook reading some old books…’ 00:03:32
14.   ‘He took the implements which I described to you…’ 00:03:30
15.   ‘I’m afraid, Ellen, you’ll set me down as really wicked;’ 00:03:08
16.   ‘He shook me till my teeth rattled,’ 00:02:16
17.   ‘Heathcliff did not glance my way,’ 00:03:36
18.   ‘Oh, if God would but give me strength,’ 00:03:03
19.   ‘In my flight through the kitchen…’ 00:02:49
20.   On the day succeeding Isabella’s unexpected visit 00:03:16
21.   But you’ll not want to hear my moralizing 00:02:38
22.   Mr Linton was extremely reluctant to consent 00:02:32
23.   I insisted on the funeral being respectable 00:03:02


Disc 7

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Chapter 18: The twelve years following that dismal period… 00:02:47
2.   ‘Ellen, how long will it be…’ 00:03:46
3.   He was away three weeks 00:02:35
4.   You may guess how I felt at hearing this news 00:02:52
5.   ‘Put that hat on, and home at once,’ 00:02:56
6.   ‘Who is his master’ 00:02:30
7.   ‘Oh, Ellen! don’t let them say such things,’ 00:03:52
8.   It gave Joseph satisfaction, apparently 00:03:38
9.   Chapter 19: A letter, edged with black 00:03:34
10.   ‘Now, darling,’ said Mr Linton 00:02:09
11.   He had been greatly tried, during the journey 00:02:31
12.   ‘Good evening, Joseph,’ I said, coldly 00:03:20
13.   Chapter 20: To obviate the danger of this threat being fulfilled 00:02:22
14.   ‘Is she to go with us,’ 00:02:53
15.   ‘Black hair and eyes!’ mused Linton 00:02:57
16.   Heathcliff, having stared his son into an ague… 00:02:51
17.   ‘Well,’ replied I, ‘I hope you’ll be kind to the boy,’ 00:04:48
18.   Chapter 21: We had sad work with little Cathy that day.’ 00:02:47
19.   I divined, from this account… 00:02:50
20.   ‘Well,’ said I, ‘Where are your moor - game, Miss Cathy’ 00:02:54
21.   I whispered Catherine that she mustn’t… 00:02:36
22.   Heathcliff bade me be quiet 00:03:04
23.   ‘Naughty Ellen!’ 00:03:04
24.   ‘Wouldn’t you rather sit here’ 00:02:58
25.   ‘I’ve a pleasure in him,’ he continued 00:02:43


Disc 8

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Linton gathered his energies, and left the hearth 00:03:20
2.   We stayed till afternoon… 00:02:30
3.   ‘Then you believe I care more for my own feelings than yours…’ 00:03:37
4.   ‘I’m not crying for myself, Ellen,’ 00:03:03
5.   One day, as she inspected this drawer 00:02:46
6.   Her father sat reading at the table 00:01:52
7.   ‘I didn’t, I didn’t!’ sobbed Cathy 00:03:16
8.   Chapter 22: Summer drew to an end 00:02:41
9.   In summer Miss Catherine delighted to climb along these trunks 00:03:14
10.   ‘Aunt Isabella had not you and me to nurse her,’ 00:02:35
11.   Catherine amused herself with dancing to and fro… 00:03:05
12.   Catherine Linton (the very name warms me) 00:04:27
13.   Chapter 23: The rainy night had ushered in a misty morning 00:02:45
14.   I stirred up the cinders 00:02:49
15.   ‘I wish you would say Catherine, or Cathy,’ 00:03:00
16.   ‘Hush, Master Heathcliff!,’ 00:02:35
17.   ‘Since you are in the habit of passing dreadful nights,’ 00:03:23
18.   ‘But you’ve made yourself ill by crying…’ 00:02:50
19.   My companion waxed serious at hearing this speech 00:02:58
20.   Chapter 24: At the close of three weeks… 00:02:06
21.   The moon shone bright 00:03:59
22.   ‘On my second visit Linton seemed in lively spirits,’ 00:02:24


Disc 9

  Wuthering Heights
1.   ‘After sitting still an hour,’ 00:03:06
2.   ‘The fool stared,’ 00:03:03
3.   ‘He swore at us, and left Linton no time to answer,’ 00:03:01
4.   ‘Ellen, I was ready to tear my hair off my head!’ 00:03:44
5.   ‘Sit down and take your hat off, Catherine,’ 00:04:19
6.   Chapter 25: ‘These things happened last winter, sir,’ 00:02:30
7.   ‘I’ve prayed often,’ 00:04:21
8.   Edgar, though he felt for the boy… 00:02:24
9.   Chapter 26: Summer was already past its prime… 00:03:01
10.   Linton did not appear to remember what she talked of 00:03:09
11.   Linton looked at me, but did not answer 00:04:21
12.   Chapter 27: Seven days glided away 00:02:22
13.   We discerned Linton watching at the same spot… 00:03:23
14.   My young lady, on witnessing his intense anguish 00:03:32
15.   Linton had sunk prostrate again… 00:03:13
16.   ‘You shall have tea before you go home,’ 00:02:45
17.   At this diabolical violence I rushed on him furiously 00:03:38
18.   ‘Take you with her, pitiful changeling!’ 00:03:42
19.   ‘I am afraid now,’ 00:04:54
20.   He shrugged his shoulders 00:03:58


Disc 10

  Wuthering Heights
1.   Chapter 28: On the fifth morning, or rather afternoon 00:02:55
2.   ‘Is she gone’ 00:02:41
3.   ‘Is Mr Heathcliff out’ 00:03:01
4.   I considered it best to depart without seeing Mr Heathcliff 00:03:20
5.   Happily, I was spared the journey… 00:04:54
6.   Chapter 29: The evening after the funeral 00:03:23
7.   ‘Why not let Catherine continue here,’ 00:04:13
8.   ‘You were very wicked, Mr Heathcliff!’ 00:03:41
9.   You may laugh, if you will 00:04:34
10.   Chapter 30: I have paid a visit to the Heights 00:03:06
11.   ‘At last, one night she came boldly into my chamber,’ 00:02:47
12.   Heathcliff went up once, to show her Linton’s will 00:04:17
13.   ‘That was a great advance for the lad.’ 00:02:36
14.   ‘“What could I ha’ done”’ 00:02:27
15.   Chapter 31: Yesterday was bright, calm, and frosty 00:02:19
16.   ‘A letter from your old acquaintance,’ 00:03:15
17.   Earnshaw blushed crimson… 00:02:47
18.   But his self - love would endure no further torment 00:05:29
19.   Chapter 32: 1802 – This September I was invited… 00:03:57
20.   Wuthering Heights was the goal of my proposed excursion 00:03:22
21.   The task was done, not free from further blunders 00:03:26


Disc 11

  Wuthering Heights
1.   ‘Heathcliff dead!’ 00:02:17
2.   Catherine, contented at first, in a brief space grew irritable… 00:04:21
3.   Mr Heathcliff, who grew more and more disinclined to society 00:02:08
4.   Before he could attempt to recover it 00:03:15
5.   Whether the kiss convinced Hareton, I cannot tell 00:02:28
6.   The work they studied was full of costly pictures 00:02:40
7.   Chapter 33: On the morrow of that Monday 00:03:14
8.   Hareton looked at his plate 00:03:48
9.   The master seemed confounded a moment 00:02:39
10.   I led my young lady out 00:02:46
11.   While I admired and they laboured, dusk drew on 00:03:15
12.   ‘Nelly, there is a strange change approaching;’ 00:03:00
13.   ‘But what do you mean by a change, Mr Heathcliff’ 00:03:08
14.   Chapter 34: For some days after that evening… 00:02:42
15.   ‘Will you have some breakfast’ 00:03:40
16.   ‘Is there some new reason for this banishment’ 00:02:35
17.   I hurried out in a foolish state of dread 00:02:16
18.   Dawn restored me to common sense 00:03:44
19.   The hours crept anxiously by 00:03:10
20.   ‘It is not my fault that I cannot eat or rest,’ 00:02:44
21.   As soon as he heard the other members of the family… 00:03:10
22.   I hasped the window 00:03:38
23.   ‘What is the matter, my little man’ 00:03:52

Total Playing Time: 13:06:03






Author(s):
Bronte, Emily

Reader(s):
McTeer, Janet; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NAX39712

Barcode: 9789626343975

Physical Release: 04/2006

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