Page 30. " I had decided to read Wuthering Heights "

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: I should not seem a part of it

  - Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is a gothic tale of love, both obsessive and destructive, that grips the two main characters and slowly consumes them. Heathcliff and Catherine's contorted passion for each other makes the relationship between Edward and Bella look very straightforward.


Interestingly, there may be a hidden vampire theme in Wuthering Heights.  Towards the end, Nelly wonders of Heathcliff, "Is he a ghoul, or a vampire?"  Clifton Snider has written about the possibility in his paper The Vampire Archetype in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.  Would Emily Brontë, in a different age, have written something more like Twilight?

Page 31. " Dr. Cullen is a brilliant surgeon who could probably work in any hospital in the world "
Cullen Parking Space
Creative Commons AttributionCullen Parking Space - Credit: Ewen Roberts

The town of Forks has quickly capitalized on Twilight's popularity, incorporating descriptions from the book into the town's daily life. In the Forks Community Hospital parking lot, a space has been reserved for Dr. Cullen.

Page 39. " I would have written it while he looked, but his clear, elegant script intimidated me. "
Edward Script
Public DomainEdward Script
Bella script
Public DomainBella script

Twilight Fonts:

Bella and Edward's handwriting fonts are available for download.