Author(s): Emily Bronte
The tale of Heathcliff and Cathy's ungovernable love and suffering, and the havoc that their passion wreaks on the families of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, shocked the book's first readers, with even Emily's sister Charlotte wondering 'whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff'. Replete with unforgettable characters and situations that have seared themselves into our literary consciousness, Emily Bronte's intense masterpiece is one of the most haunting love stories in the canon of English literature.
Emily Bronte (1818 - 48) was the second of the three Bronte sisters. Although she wrote poems and stories from a young age, Wuthering Heights was her only novel. Her life was tragically cut short by tuberculosis.