The Heathcliff Linton house called Wuthering Heights is one of violence and incident, with the story told by the neighbour Lockwood, a tenant at the Grange. It is the interlocking history of two families, the Lintons and the Earnshaws, told in flashback. On his father's death, Hindley Earnshaw bullies Heathcliff for not being his true brother. Heathcliff falls in love with the daughter, Catherine, who refuses his hand in marriage. He leaves, becomes rich, and on his return he finds Catherine married.
Sister of the great writers Charlotte and Anne, Emily Bronte was born in 1818, lived in Haworth, Yorkshire, and died in 1848 at the age of 30. This masterpiece of literature rests on its extraordinarily strong emotional force. Although the story is superficially morbid, she handles the complex structure brilliantly. In fact, it is a wonderfully imaginative insight into human nature.