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‘Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil?’
Heathcliff, an orphan, wild and unkempt, is taken in by Mr Earnshaw and raised as his son at Wuthering Heights on the bleak Yorkshire moors. He is drawn to Earnshaw’s daughter Catherine, and as the pair grow up together they become bound by an intense and passionate love. But when Catherine’s father dies, Heathcliff is condemned to servitude, and social disparity drives a wedge between them that will eventually become their downfall.
Poetic, grand in scope, and with complex ideas of morality, social codes, violence and illness, Wuthering Heights is one of the most unique and emotive Gothic novels, and is considered
Emily Bronte’s masterpiece.