Wuthering Heights (Vintage Classics Bronte Series) by Emily Bronte 9781784870744

Wuthering Heights (Vintage Classics Bronte Series)


Wuthering Heights is a tempestuous tale of all-consuming passion and vengeance. Set on the haunting moors of Yorkshire, it tells the tragic story of the orphan Heathcliff and his obsessive, tormented love for the free-spirited Cathy. Torn between her husband and the brooding, resentful Heathcliff who has loved her since childhood, Cathy's choice sets off a chain of events that will consume two families in a vortex of hatred and retribution. Brontë's masterpiece is a Gothic novel unlike any other, a haunting exploration of the darkest depths of human emotion.

Emily Brontë was born in 1818 in Yorkshire, where she lived a secluded life with her clergyman father and siblings. One of the most gifted and influential writers of the 19th century, Wuthering Heights was her only novel, published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell in 1847, a year before her tragically early death at age 30. Brontë's poetic intensity, vivid imagination and uncompromising style have ensured her novel's status as an undisputed classic of English literature.

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