Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte It is 1801 and Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the English moors. He meets his landlord Heathcliff, a wealthy man housed in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights. In this stormy countryside, Lockwood is told the story of the orphan boy Heathcliff, Mr. Earnshaw, and his family. At first, young Catherine hates the dark-skinned boy but the two slowly become inseparable. Their relationship flourishes but Heathcliff is to rise no further in the family than that of a servant. Thus begins this story, not of love but of revenge. Heathcliff returns rich, educated and angry after the woman he loves marries another.
About the Author
About the Author English novelist and poet Emily Jane Bronte (1818 - 1848) is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the third-eldest of the four surviving Bronte siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Emily became a teacher at Law Hill School in Halifax in 1838, when she was twenty. Her health broke under the stress of the 17-hour work day and she returned home in April 1839. Thereafter she became the stay-at-home daughter, doing most of the cooking, ironing, and cleaning. She taught herself German out of books and practiced the piano.