The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors of the story. The narrative centres on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them.
Virginia Woolf said of Emily Bronte that her writing could "make the wind blow and the thunder roar," and so it does in Wuthering Heights. Catherine Earnshaw, Heathcliff, and the windswept moors that are the setting of their mythic love are as immediately stirring to the reader of today as they have been for every generation of readers since the novel was first published in 1847. With an introduction by Katherine Frank.
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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.
"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