"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it."

Set in the Victorian era of 18th-19th century Yorkshire, England, Wuthering Heights is a tragic love tale of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff. The novel follows the development of their friendship during childhood. Heathcliff lives with Catherine's family after being adopted by her father. Her father had found Heathcliff living as a homeless child in Liverpool. As they grow up, Heathcliff must contend with the bitter jealousy of Catherine's brother Hindley, which only worsens once Mr Earnshaw dies and Hindley takes over as master of the Wuthering Heights manor.

Meanwhile, Catherine must weigh up her love for Heathcliff against the social expectations to marry a well-to-do gentleman. The choice she makes has deep repercussions on all of them, setting the scene for a dramatic tale of heartache and revenge.

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