Did you miss out on Wuthering Social Heights: Volume One? Or do you just want to relive all the drama? Now you can! Wuthering Social Heights: Volume One is now available to view on Storify. Relive the ups and downs of the lives of the Lintons and the Earnshaws (and the Heathcliffs…) one more time.
Cathy will begin the adaptation on YouTube around midday May 3rd 2016, which can be found here. It’s important to follow all the character accounts so you don’t miss a post; they can be found on the Characters section of this website.
Wuthering Heights takes place over decades; this adaptation will not. Follow @WutheringSocial for a helpful guide to the timeline of the adaptation. Alternatively, like the Facebook page for updates throughout the adaptation.
The hashtag for Wuthering Social Heights is #wutsoc, so don’t worry if you get lost! Just search that hashtag on Twitter or Instagram and pick up where you left off. I am creating a story on Storify of Wuthering Social Heights, so you’ll be able to re-read the adaptation after it’s over with the hashtag #wutsoc
Get involved! Wuthering Social Heights isn’t something to be watched, it’s something to be a part of. You can interact with any character at any time by tweeting them, including their handles and #wutsoc. Two out of four of the characters don’t bite!
I first read Wuthering Heights when I was fourteen. It took me a long time to get through it because I had to study it for school, but I was so glad that I did. I was immediately entranced with the world of the Earnshaws, Lintons and Heathcliffs. I loved Catherine – she was so wild and horrible, but that only endeared me to her for some reason. I’ve read Wuthering Heights many times since then and it will always hold a place on my favourite book list.
Wuthering Heights is a book that explores the depth of human emotion and the messiness of relationships. This makes it an ideal book for adapating to social media. In a time where everybody’s business is aired online, it would only make sense that a modern day Wuthering Heights would take place there. All the arguments in the novel could easily be Twitter fights, or a comment war on an Instagram post. It’s also really easy to gang up on somebody and isolate them via social media, which – whilst horrible – is something that happens in Wuthering Heights.
Wuthering Heights is a very visual novel. For this reason, I wanted to include YouTube and Instagram into this adaptation. The descriptions of the homes and landscapes will make for beautiful posts on Instagram and I’m very excited to source these. YouTube will be home to all of Cathy’s speeches to Nelly, which wouldn’t fit within a 140-character limit.
With Wuthering Social Heights, I hope to pay homage to a novel that I’ve held dear for a very long time. Transporting it to modern day social media isn’t going to be easy, but I hope I can create something worthy of the original.