Wuthering Heights a Bestseller Again Due to Eclipse

It says "Bella and Edwards favorite book"

Awhile back we reported that the covers of the Emily Bronte novel were being redone to give them a more modern feel. Additionally references to Eclipse were on the cover, pointing out that the novel was one read by Bella.
Stephenie Meyer has made no secret of the fact that she was a voracious reader. She used to go through a book a week. When asked on The Host Tour what were some of the negatives she was experiencing with her new-found fame, part of her answer was that she no longer had the time to read the way that used to.

Stephenie has featured classic literature and plays in each of her novels by either referencing them directly in the storyline by having Bella and Edward reading them for a class assignment, or by talking about them in book tours, such as Pride and Prejudice, having influenced character interaction.

Well according to the UK paper, The Telegraph, Wuthering Heights, largely due to a Twilight Saga influence, has now topped the classic bestseller chart for the first time since records were kept.

“It [Wuthering Heights] has sold more than 10,000 copies in Waterstone’s booksellers stores since May, more than twice as many as the traditional Penguin Classics edition (see cover comparison to the left).

A spokesman for the chain said it was the first time Wuthering Heights had topped its classic books chart since it started compiling such figures in 1998. It has been number one in the classics chart for four months.

Simon Robertson, the company’s classics buyer, said: “I don’t think a vampire’s recommendation has ever sent a book to number one before.”

Here are the books referenced by Stephenie Meyer:

-Twilight: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

-New Moon: Romeo and Juliet

-Eclipse: Wuthering Heights

Breaking Dawn: The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummers Night Dream

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Comment by Sarah Cullen on August 29, 2009 at 12:00pm
I can't see the relationship between The Merchant Of Venice and Breaking Dawn!
Comment by Adrean --> Team Cookie Monster ! on August 29, 2009 at 12:59pm
wuthering heights one of my fav books ... i can see the relationship between eclipse and wuthering heights .
Comment by Sam on August 29, 2009 at 1:09pm
can you believe that i never really liked reading before Twilight? I seriously should start reading all of those books.
Comment by Chanabelle on August 29, 2009 at 4:07pm
I read all those books listed above in highschool. How can some kids not know what the storyline is of those book before twilight? Thier CLASSICS! It bothers me that some people are just reading those books cause bella does. When in actuallity, thier AMAZING!

I will be honest, i'm a super picky reader. If the book doesn't hook me within the first few chapters, I wont read it. You can never force books upon me. Even in highschool. Those were actually the few books I didn't complain about in English Class. Expecially Shakespear. He my ultimate writer. <3

If you like Jane Austen, you MIGHT like something my Margaret Atwood. Although, Atwood is much more twisted of a writer then Austen and her books are more like a 12th grade reader sorta novels.
Comment by STUPID LAMB :) ! on August 29, 2009 at 5:37pm
I so want to read these but i always wanted to weither or bot bella read them but now it makes want ot read them more .
Comment by FayeCullen♥UKdream on August 29, 2009 at 6:13pm
OOOOO i wanna read that now...u just reminded me it was Edwards & Bella's fav books...COOL..Thanx
And anythink related with the *Twilight saga * is gonna sell!! LoL
Comment by sj on August 29, 2009 at 7:13pm
Its Bellas fave book Edward dont know why she reads it over and over again.He only reads it 2 times in the book first time is when Bella is sleeping after the bonfire and then in the end when she wakes up and wants to go see alice.
Comment by Jess' Cullen Martins {Dracula} on August 30, 2009 at 5:30am
I've read all those books before Twilight come into scene.... and I'm happy she mencion themes cuse they are pieces of art!
Comment by Reagin Brianne on August 30, 2009 at 8:24am
The relationship between Breaking Dawn and the Merchant of Venice is both books go towards a big fight in the end, but such a fight never happens.


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