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A new renter (Mr. Lockwood) comes to Wuthering Heights to present himself to the master of the house, Mr. Heathcliff. He decides to stay the night, although he is wholly unwanted, due to a snowstorm. He stays in a seldom used room and is haunted by nightmares of a ghoulish dead girl who tries to get into the room. He quickly leaves the next day and meets his new housekeeper, Nelly. Nelly tells him the story of how she came to be at Thrushcross Grange and how Wuthering Heights came to be owned by Mr. Heathcliff. Mr. Healthcliff was brought home one day by the then-master of the house, Mr. Earnshaw. He saw Heathcliff on a corner, derelict, and took pity on him. Heathcliff became his favorite, which made Earnshaw Junior very jealous. He treated him horribly. But Heathcliff connected with Catherine (daughter) and they became close friends. They ran through the woods at night after Earnshaw Senior died, and Cathy was attacked by a bulldog owned by the Linton family who owned Thrushcross Grange. They took Cathy in and she left weeks later a changed person. She was a woman, careful with her clothes and no longer willing to play the games of Heathcliff. She decided to marry Edgar Linton and Heathcliff left to make his fortune. We never find out how he became rich. Nelly lives with Cathy and Edgar (and his sister) and is very happy until Heathcliff comes back and takes up residence again in Wuthering Heights. He takes advantage of Earnshaw's abuse of alcohol to loan him money as a mortgage on the house. When Earnshaw finally passes the house reverts to Heathcliff, who keeps Earnshaw's son (Hareton) on as a hired hand. Healthcliff has a son with Linton's sister, Isabella, who he exploits thanks to Catherine's wandering mouth. They have a son, Linton, who is weak and sickly. Catherine and Edgar Linton have a daughter, Catherine, who is born just before Catherine dies. When Catherine dies both Heathcliff and Edgar react with depression and anger, at each other and at her loss. The younger Catherine ends up being forced to marry Linton, who dies soon after. Heathcliff gets both estates, but he is continually haunted by Catherine. He dies after Lockwood leaves for London, and when Lockwood returns he finds that Catherine and Hareton have fallen in love and are to be married. There are rumors of Heathcliff's ghost haunting the moors with Catherine, but Nelly is not quick to believe it.
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The best book I ever read. Everyone should read it.
Review: Wuthering HeightsUser Review - Ela - Goodreads
Thank God that's over! I have never read a book where I hated most of the characters and was irked endlessly by the others. I do not understand the association that this is a romantic novel; it is a ... Read full review
Review: Wuthering HeightsUser Review - Youmna Hazzaa - Goodreads
I absolutely love this. Before I buy it, everyone kept telling me that the genre was a bit off. Yes, it's not the "Romeo and Juliet" everyone is looking for. It isn't a straightforward intense love ... Read full review
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This was a profoundly strange reading experience... I HATED every single character. HATED. PASSIONATELY. And yet I was enjoying the book the entire time. The characters are such appalling people, but ... Read full review
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I'm curious to know if ever there were an another terrible book that had more heaps of undeserving praise. Several people have recommended this book to me, purporting it to be their absolute favorite ... Read full review
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Wuthering Heights was every bit the classic Gothic novel that I had hoped it would be! Brontė's "twinning" and allegorical nature-intervening-on-civilization was rendered with such dexterity that it ... Read full review
Review: Wuthering HeightsUser Review - Elaine - Goodreads
I'm glad I read this so I can say I read it and I hated it. I have no idea why so many people cite this as a favorite. Are they all drinking the same Kool-Aid for the last century? I mean, I really ... Read full review
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I was torn whether I wanted to say anything or not because I know that hateful or negative comments aren't necessarily appreciated, but here goes... I've tried reading this book four seperate times ... Read full review