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Newspaper Article Published in 1847, Wuthering Heights was the only novel Emily Brontë published, and she died the year after it came out. The author, Emily Brontë, published the book under the pseudonym “Ellis Bell” just like her sister Charlotte Brontë who went by the name of “Currer Bell” and published the famous novel Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights is a story of Heathcliff a dark outsider who falls in love with the young Catherine and rages and avenges against every obstacle that prevents him from being with her. The story unfolds in the Yorkshire moors (1771-1801) where the main focus starts from the never ending love between Catherine Earnshaw and her father’s adopted son, Heathcliff and how this love eventually destroys their lives and the lives of those around them. Many people consider Wuthering Heights to be a classic straightforward love story, a Romeo and Juliet scenario in Yorkshire moors but this is not true. The story, instead, focuses on how love drags the lives of two people to agony. As stated before the main focus is on life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy like person, from childhood to his death in the late thirties. Heathcliff is adopted by Mr. Earnshaw, father of the heroine Catherine, but still has a status of a servant in the family. At an early age he and the young Catherine fall in love with each other but their love is soon troubled when the Linton family is introduced in the story. Edgar Linton from the Lintons manages to impress Catherine with his style, manners and wealth and marries Catherine leaving Heathcliff with nothing but anger, hate and mental distress. Heathcliff disappears for a while but returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life. Heathcliff’s actions eventually destroy the two families and eliminate contentment the families originally had.

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