There's a Wuthering Heights Twilight inspired book cover? Fans react

Amber Peake July 22, 2021
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After more than a decade since the first Twilight film was released, the films are popular once again following their addition to Netflix last week. As fans look back on the franchise’s popularity, some have rediscovered the Wuthering Heights Twilight cover, which was released in 2009.

Wuthering Heights Twilight cover explored

In 2009 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë was brought to a new generation with the release of a Twilight inspired cover.

The new edition of the book is said to have reflected Bella’s love for the classic as she often compared her relationship with Edward to that of Catherine and Heathcliff.

At the time two covers were released. The UK edition of the cover featured a while lily whereas the US version featured a red rose.

Appealing to fans of the film, both the US and UK book covers were seen to feature a sticker that read ‘Bella and Edward’s favourite book’ along with the slogan ‘love never dies.’

Following the release of the cover in the UK, at the time The Guardian reported the new edition had increased sales of the Wuthering Heights in stores.

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Are there any other Twilight inspired book covers?

Yes. A range of classic book covers were reimagined in the style of the Twilight books in around 2011 after the popularity of the Wuthering Heights cover.

According to a post on blogsite Blue Black Ink, there are nine covers in total which all feature different floral designs.

The blog lists the series to include Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma and Sense & Sensibility.

The last two feature Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

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Fans react to the Twilight themed covers

The themed covers were seen to have started trending on TikTok after a user under the name @clairereads_ showed a copy of the Wuthering Heights edition she found in a thrift shop.

Some fans of the Twilight films and book series have since taken to Twitter as they share their excitement after rediscovering the inspired classic covers:

Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having previously ran the Instagram for Reality Titbit, Amber now writes for both HITC and The Focus as a freelance writer.