“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” In this epic story of love, envy, betrayal, and revenge, Heathcliff and Catherine come together in a romance that destroys them and those around them. Set in the lonely and bleak Yorkshire moors, this classic tale of thwarted passion begins when the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, a Mr Lockwood, is forced to seek shelter for a night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord, Heathcliff. As the night passes, Lockwood learns of the tumultuous past of Wuthering Heights and of those connected with it . . . of how a homeless gypsy boy had been fostered here; of how the owner’s daughter had fallen in love with him; of how their love had ended tragically; and, finally, of how that gypsy boy—Heathcliff—had taken a terrible revenge that ruined them all . . . A true masterpiece and one of the best gothic novels ever written.
About The Author:
Emily Brontë, sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë was born on July 30, 1818, in Yorkshire. Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, was Emily’s first and only published novel. A classic tale of jealousy, vengefulness, and passion, it is widely regarded as a classic of English literature. The novel brings out Emily Brontë’s mastery of an extremely complex structure, acute evocation of place, and poetic grandeur of vision. Emily died on December 19, 1848, at the young age of thirty. She knew nothing of the success which Wuthering Heights was to be finally accorded with.