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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, Emily Bronte’s
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense
and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a young
orphan adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff
is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing
that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights,
only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former
miseries. The story unfolds in the bleak moors of West Yorkshire, a landscape
as dark and harsh as the events themselves.
In portraying a love that is passionate and enduring but also selfish,
obsessive and ultimately destructive, Wuthering Heights has all the elements
needed for a tragic love story; love, hate and revenge.
Emily Bronte was an English novelist and poet. Wuthering
Heights was her only novel. She died a year after it was published.