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‘Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil?’
Set on the bleak moors of Yorkshire, Lockwood is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his new landlord, Heathcliff. The intense and wildly passionate Heathcliff tells the story of his life, his all-consuming love for Catherine Earnshaw and the doomed outcome of that relationship, leading to his revenge.
Poetic, complex and grand in its scope, Emily Brontë's masterpiece is considered one of the most unique gothic novels of its time.
About the author
Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, on July 30th 1818, to Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell. Maria died early in Emily’s life and her father was a withdrawn, quiet man who preferred eating alone in his room to dining with his four children: Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Branwell. Maria’s sister helped raise them, but she too was a solitary type. So to amuse themselves, the Brontë siblings created their own imaginary world, Angria, and wrote pages and pages of detailed notes about the kingdom and its inhabitants. Emily Brontë is most famous for her novel Wuthering Heights published in 1847 a year before she died aged just thirty, in Haworth, Yorkshire on December 19th 1848.