Stephenie Meyer's Recommendation Sends Wuthering Heights to the Bestseller Lists
Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights has hit the top of the classics bestseller list after the publisher got a big quote from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer about how much she loves the book. The publisher also redid the cover to make it look like the Twilight books.
"Love the Twilight books? Then you'll adore Wuthering Heights, one of the greatest love stories ever told," gushes the book chain's synopsis of Emily Brontė's novel. "Cathy and Heathcliff, childhood friends, are cruelly separated by class, fate and the actions of others. But uniting them is something even stronger: an all-consuming passion that sweeps away everything that comes between them. Even death!"
Meyer's human heroine Bella and her vampire hero Edward cite the 1847 novel as their favourite book; Bella even quotes Cathy speaking about Heathcliff, saying of Edward that "if all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger".
Just as Cathy is torn between Edgar and Heathcliff, so is Bella the centre of a love triangle between Edward and Jacob the werewolf.
"Wuthering Heights is of course a steady seller, but it's usually Pride and Prejudice, or whichever classic has recently been adapted for film or TV that is at the top. I don't think a vampire's recommendation has ever sent a book to number one before," said Waterstone's classics buyer Simon Robertson.
We don't know who was responsible for this idea, but she needs to be promoted immediately. She's clearly some kind of marketing savant.