Wuthering Heights is a tragic tale of intense passion between Catherine Earnshaw, the daughter of the owner of Wuthering Heights, and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley who was jealous of his father's affection towards Heathcliff. Wrongly believing that his love for Catherine was not reciprocated, he left, only to return years later wealthy and accomplished. He proceeds to take revenge upon the family for their mistreatment of him. The story is chaotic and violent, but with extremely complex structure handled exceptionally well by the author.
I loved this book for the passion and vehemence demonstrated in it. Each character vividly came to life, whether it was the fervent Heathcliff or the kind Mr. Earnshaw. The story had so many twists and the ending was not at all p
Reading Level: Grade 11/12
Maturity Level: 10+ (No mature themes but might be confusing)
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