199th birth-anniversary of Emily Bronte
Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on this day in 1818.
“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
―from WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1847)
Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, WUTHERING HEIGHTS is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnsha Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte’s death at the age of thirty, WUTHERING HEIGHTS has proved to be one of the nineteenth century’s most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor’s daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine’s betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genres—from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory—and transcending them all, WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a mystifying and powerful tour de force. READ an excerpt here: