chapter  12
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Reading across media: the case of Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous novels in the world. In Britain it is so well known that a mass audience can be relied on to recognize allusions like the 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' semaphore version, in which Heathcliff and Catherine stand on opposite hill-tops with semaphore flags, sending messages as follows:

Oh Catherine! Heathcliffe! [sic] Oh! Oh! Catherine! Oh! Oh! Heathcliffe!