This is the story of two unfortunate families - the Earnshaws and the Lintons. The central figure, who almost destroys them, is Heathcliff. He is in love with Catherine Earnshaw, but she marries another man. So begins Heathcliff's revenge.
Wuthering Heights is one of the most powerful stories in English literature. Its author, Emily Brontë, was the daughter of a country priest. She was only 29 years old when her great novel was published in 1847.