Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
Set in the north of England on the wild moors and craggy hillsides of Yorkshire, it has always been touted as a romance, but can surely be seen as a story of passionate revenge. Catherine and Heathcliff have a relationship that is ever-suffering. Their dark pull toward each other is fierce and somewhat tormented. It depicts what in humans can not always be controlled.
This book is definitely my favorite classic of all time! I cherish it differently every time I read it.— laurie
In 1847, after the success of her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, Emily Bront published Wuthering Heights. The tale takes its name from the farmhouse on the bleak and windy North York Moors where much of the story is set. In it, we read of a passionate love affair between Catherine Earnshaw and an orphan adopted by her father by the name of Heathcliff. The book challenged Victorian ideals such as gender inequality and class differences as well as general morality and religious hypocrisy. As relevant today as it was when first written, the story is considered a classic of English Literature.