I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Less than 200 pages left to go.
It's a marvel that Emily manages to get anything done--she refuses to eat, she stays up all night listening & thinking, basically it's no wonder that she feels faint so often.
I'm glad I tackled this old Gothic tale, but wow, times have changed! It's not easy for the modern reader to wade through all the descriptive detail.