Emily Jane Bronte (1818 1848) was an English poet and novelist. After collaborating with her sisters on a collection of poems, which was published under her pseudonym Ellis Bell, Emily began work on Wuthering Heights. First published in 1847 as two volumes in a three volume set, Wuthering Heights was later republished as an independent novel in 1850 under Emily's real name.
"After a moment he smiled a teasing smile. 'I still think it would be a better story if either of them had one redeeming quality.''I think that may be the point,' I disagreed. 'Their love is their only redeeming quality.'"
Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, Wuthering Heights
is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw.
Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of thirty, Wuthering Heights
has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor's daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine's betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genresfrom gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegoryand transcending them all, Wuthering Heights
is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.