Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

The only novel by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights was not successful in its time of publication. However, the merit of writing a novel of exception, it is now recognized to the author.

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Set in Britain in the late eighteenth century, Wuthering Heights strikes first by combining the Gothic, which fascinates and also terrifies, with the two love stories that are the subject of this novel. The development of the action is supported by the two fictive places, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. The author highlights the destructive force of love, generated by the conflict between the two main characters Catherine and Heathcliff, who although share a strong love, end up destroying each other. The links that are created between members of the two families – Earnshaw, who live at Wuthering Heights and Linton, who live in Thrushcross Grange, make the action seem complicated.

Wuthering Heights is an interesting book, if not for the love stories and the thoroughly of its creation, at least for the complexity of the characters that reveal traits easily identifiable in people of the XXI century.