Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.
Wuthering Heights are my all time favourite book and I wanted to start this blog with it. I can't remember the first time I started reading it but ever since then it has my heart captured. I have never read anything quite so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.
Unlike most novels, Wuthering Heights' protagonists are anti heroes. Heathcliff and Catherine are selfish and petty, but they are two of a kind. Their relationship is one of the most unique and heartfelt relationship in the era of mankind. They fight, storm and rage against each other, destroying themselves and everyone else in the process.
This book shows us how love can save and damn one man. It's not happily ever after kind of story; this is demonic, tragic and devastating love story that destroys human soul. These protagonists are just so real that almost everyone can relate with them. Even if you haven't experienced their struggles you can't help but sympathize.
"My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being. So don't talk of our separation again: it is impracticable."
These are my favourite words from book and OMG! The feels! So perfect... Beyond perfect.
Wuthering Heights are beautifully written and the story always takes my breath away. I loved every page of it. It was beautiful, devastating and realistic.
These characters are so wrong for each other, but in other ways so incredibly right.
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
About The Author
Emily Jane Brontë was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, being younger than Charlotte and older than Anne. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.