Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Title: Wuthering Heights
By: Emily Bronte
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 400
Release Date: 1847
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.


In true form of its time, this story has twists and turns that seem so dark, but yet entertaining. This story is bred from hate and loathing. One man who felt rejected by the woman he loved decided to destroy everyone involved. He even goes as far as destroying the future of the young son of his rival. It brings to life what mental health and loathing looked like back in those days. What a twisted tale.

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