""After a moment he smiled a teasing smile. 'I still think it would be a better story if either of them had one redeeming quality.'"
"'I think that may be the point, ' I disagreed. 'Their love is their only redeeming quality.'""
--"Eclipse, "Stephenie Meyer
Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, "Wuthering Heights" is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw.
Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of thirty, "Wuthering Heights" has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor's daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine's betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genres from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory and transcending them all, "Wuthering Heights" is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.
About the Author
Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848), an English novelist and poet is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights. She was a teacher for a short time but found it too stressful. Emily was a very shy woman who rarely left her home but to go for a short walk or church. She died from an illness thought to be tuberculosis. She was the younger sister to Charlotte Bronte, the author best known for her novel Jane Eyre.
Donada Peter is an award-winning audiobook narrator with more than five hundred titles to her credit. A professional actress, she has appeared in films, on television, and in the theatre. British by birth, she now lives in California.
"It is as if Emily Brontë could tear up all that we know human beings by, and fill these unrecognizable transparencies with such a gust of life that they transcend reality."