Wuthering Heights Author:Emily Bronte Emily Bronte wrote only one novel, but with it, she earned for herself a sure place in English literature. — "Wuthering Heights" is a study in contrasts, in which nature and man are brought into passionate focus. The sturdy Yorkshire farmhouse of the Earnshaws--Wuthering Heights--is exposed to all the elements; Thrushcross Grange, home of the we... more »ll-born Lintons, is a fine, sheltered mansion.
Into this world of opposites comes a waif alien to both extremes--Heathcliff, whose violent nature becomes more apparent as he grows to manhood and falls in love with the capricious Catherine Earnshaw. Tragedy is the result when Catherine rejects Heathcliff, her natural affinity, to marry the very proper Edgar Linton.« less
While much has been written about this novel I have long put off reading this novel until 2011 because I had seen film versions but they cannot compare to the novel itself. Emily Bronte was such a talent! The read is every bit as dark as I believed, perhaps even more so. I have never found myself hating a book character before I encountered Heathcliff in book form. One becomes so involved in this read. I suppose most classics deserve 5 stars but not for me. This one certainly deserves more. If you have not read it, do so soon.