Thursday, February 12, 2009

Six novels about doomed marriages

Valerie Martin is the author of eight novels, including the Orange Prize winner Property and 2007’s Trespass. In October 2008 she recommended "six novels about doomed marriages" for The Week.

One book on her list:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Penguin, $7).

Rich, innocent Edgar Linton pays the price for putting himself in the line of fire between the famously passionate Catherine Earnshaw and her beloved Heathcliff, the revenge-driven prototype of the romantic hero. The big question: Did Cathy and Heathcliff actually have sex?
Read about another title on Martin's list.

The Page 99 Test: Wuthering Heights.

--Marshal Zeringue