Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all - but still his and Cathy's love will not die . . .
Emily Bronte's only novel is not only very well written, but also very well set out. I love it, and everything about it, even though it is so very very sad.
Twilight pales in comparison with this gorgeously gothic tale of revenge - 170 years old and still going strong. It's got everything - a dark and dangerous hero, a wild and wilful heroine, and the most twisted romance ever! All fans of dark paranormal love stories will devour this. Read it - I dare you!
This is a tragic love story and although in some ways I see the brilliance of it- I found it rather boring. All the characters are so evil and the story is so hard to understand that I found it hard to persevere until the end. Although Heithcliff has had a rough life and has had sufferd much hardship, I found his character so depressing and he just had such evil intentions! This also goes for Cathy's brother. I quite liked Isabella Linton. I believe that she was one of the more sane characters with honest and kind intentions. This is an interesting book but I did not find it entirely enjoytable.
A beautiful, but complicated, love story engulfed in a twisted plot woven by characters of equally dark and disturbed minds. Not recommended for young readers - but if you decide to venture into this story, keep sharp and be mindful of all the characters and their relationships to one another.
A must read for lovers of Classics.
Heathcliff was a waif taken in by Mr. Earnshaw and his household. He grows bitter as he grows older falling in love with and losing Catherine. He seeks to destroy Hindley and Edgar Linton blaming them for losing Catherine. He believe that Hindley caused his loss of Catherine by degrading him. Through her marriage to Edgar Linton, Catherine becomes introduced to a world of materialism. She dies and her death fuels Heathcliff’s rage against Hindley and Edgar. However, soon after, Hindley also dies and the Earnshaw estate and Hareton fall into the hands of Heathcliff. Later, Heathcliff wins the custody of his son, Linton. He forces Cathy to marry Linton and plans to steal the Grange from Edgar through Linton. Both Linton and Edgar dies and the Grange goes to Heathcliff who now owns both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Heathcliff marries Hareton to Cathy trying to make Hareton fit his image. Cathy is loving to Hareton and when Heathcliff dies, both Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights go to them.