One of the most beautiful and yet tragic love stories of all time and an all-time classic, Wuthering Heights is the story of the difficult upbringing of Katherine and Heathcliff and their love – and – hate relationship from the moment they met, to their death (and beyond!).
Emily Bronte’s one and only novel takes us to an isolated cliff of the English countryside, which is known as Wuthering Heights due to the strong winds around the estate. Katherine’s father, who has found Heathcliff roaming the country alone and adopted him, will soon die, and she will be placed under her alcoholic brother’s protection along with Heathcliff. Abuse and fear will bring them together and they will fall in love, only to be parted when Katherine decides to marry in a rich family instead. But this will not be the end of their story.
Bronte’s story is so beautifully described, that it makes you believe that you are there, in Wuthering Heights, along with young Heathcliff and Kathy while they grow up. It is a heart breaking story, but in the same time it is so beautiful that its powerful lines will move t is a heart breaking story, but in the same time it is so beautiful that its powerful lines will move you beyond the horrors of the heroes. Imagine a love story that doesn’t end, even when death comes; it is this story.
But there is more to this book than a love story. Religious hypocrisy, fake morality, marriage for social status and wealth and racism are some of the issues dealt with in the novel. Taking into consideration that it was written in the Victorian era, this is a radical piece of literature.
Should you read this? Yes, yes, yes! Whatever the genre you like the most, this is one of the literature treasures you need in your heart, mind, bookshelf. It is a transforming and inspiring piece of literature, and, although gloomy (we have to be honest, here), it is something you will not regret reading.