By Emily Bronte (Author)
When Mr. Earnshaw, master of Wuthering Heights, returns from a trip with an unkempt orphan in tow, he announces that the child, Heathcliff, is now a member of the family. While young Catherine Earnshaw becomes close with Heathcliff, her older brother Hindley sinks into bitter resentment. As Catherine and Heathcliff mature, and their affection blossoms into desire, Hindley’s resentment boils over into hatred, setting the stage for a tragic drama whose aftermath will shake the foundations of their world. With its emotionally tortured characters and richly Gothic atmosphere Wuthering Heights has endured as one of the world’s most popular novels.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was a poet and novelist, one of the three renowned literary Brontë sisters. A sensation when it first appeared in 1847, Wuthering Heights was the sole novel she published in her lifetime.