In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere . . .
As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge – and continues to torment those in the present.
About The Author
Emily Bronte lived from 1818 to 1848. Although she wrote only Wuthering
Heights and about a dozen poms she is accepted as one of the most
gifted writers ever. Perhaps the intensity of her writing grew out of
the extraordinary pressures of her home life.
Emily's mother died when she was three and she lived with her four
sisters and one brother in a bleak, isolated Yorkshire village –
Haworth. Her father doted on his only son, Branwell, and expected
little from his daughters – they surprised him while Branwell wasted
his life and died an alchoholic and drug addict. The girls suffered
dreadfully at a cheap boarding school, the oldest two dying of
malnutrition. Emily, Charlotte and Anne were brought home just in time
but Emily never lost her terrible fear of institutions and of being
closed in. The sisters later became governesses to help support
Branwell, seen by their father as a future great artist. They also
began to publish their writing, under male pen-names as there was much
prejudice against women writers. Their first book, a collection of
poetry, failed but Emily's novel Wuthering Heights, was highly
acclaimed and is still widely read today.
Emily seldom left her home village yet produced one of the most
powerful novels of the inner self ever written. She caught a cold at
her brother's funeral in 1848 and died a few months later.