Published in 1847 , this book is the only work of Emily Bronte. The book is regarded as one of the classics and stands tall on class.
This book is rather a violent love story between Heathcliff and Catherine. Heathcliff is an orphan and spends his childhood with Catherine. Though they would hate other externally but there was intense love behind the veil of hate. But sometimes love has to suffer the wrath of society. Catherine though in love could not marry him because he is poor and uneducated and not that worthy a husband. I have picked few beautiful lines from the book where she talks about her love , “It would degrade me to to marry Heathcliff ,now;so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome,Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning , or frost from fire.”
The story is also of vengeance and many of Heathcliff’s action can be categorized as diabolical. He takes a violent path to return back his vengeance.This makes him a mirthless man who becomes the cause of the death of Catherine , the woman he loved. But this strange tale of love does not end here. The tormentor gets tormented all through his life .
” May you not rest , as long as I am living.You said I killed you – haunt me then.”
A treat for people who love Literature, one book which I may confess to be a must read.