wuthering heights

     

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first publishe in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (as an adjective, wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys both themselves and many around them.

Trivia about wuthering heights

  • Irish actress Geraldine Fitzgerald played the woman who married Heathcliff in this 1939 classic
  • Cathy, Cathy, Cathy! A 1939 classic... amour on the moors... need we say moor?
  • In 1847 Anne Bronte's "Agnes Grey" & this Emily Bronte book were published at the same time
  • Flaysome, a synonym for frightful, appears in this Emily Bronte novel
  • This Emily Bronte novel opens with Mr. Lockwood telling of a visit with his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff
  • "I must go, Cathy", said Heathcliff, seeking to extricate himself from his companion's arms in this novel
  • "I believe you think me a fiend!" says Heathcliff "with his dismal laugh" in this novel
  • This Bronte novel says of Cathy, "At fifteen she was the queen of the country-side; she had no peer"
  • Penguin Classics' introduction to this novel says, "Emily... developed a passionate love of the rough Moorland scenery"
  • "I am Heathcliff" is a line from this 1847 novel
  • 1939:"The moors and I wiil never change. Don't you, Cathy"
  • At the end of this novel, Yorkshire folks swear that the ghosts of Heathcliff & Cathy walk the moors
  • In this 1847 work, Cathy Earnshaw says, "My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath"
  • Heathcliff is raised in the Earnshaw home, falls for Cathy; love thwarted; both die
  • This house on the moors in Yorkshire had "Earnshaw" carved over the door
  • The year before her death, 29-year-old Emily Bronte published this, her only novel
  • This "Is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling"
  • Heathcliff,Edgar Linton,Nelly Dean
  • Thrushcross Grange is the estate rented to Mr. Lockwood in this novel
  • Emily Bronte died at the age of 30, just one year after this novel of hers was published & savaged by critics
  • An angry Heathcliff takes on not one, but 2 families in this 1847 Yorkshire-set novel
  • Lockwood tells the tale, Yorkshire putting, Heathcliff is one wild cat
  • Both Nelly Dean & Mr. Lockwood provide narration about Heathcliff & the denizens of his manor in this 1847 novel
  • This 1939 film includes the line "What do they know of heaven and hell, Cathy, who know nothing of life?"
  • Catherine has "no more business to marry Edgar Linton than... to be in heaven" but marries him anyway in this book
  • Bronte:"Hurlevent"
  • In this novel, Cathy Earnshaw admits, "I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton, than I have to be in heaven"
  • Aussie actor Heath Ledger was named for the brooding Heathcliff in this novel
  • Isabella Linton, Hareton Earnshaw
  • Cecil Kellaway played the impresario in "Intermezzo" & Mr. Earnshaw (Cathy's father) in this 1939 classic
  • The besotted Hindley Earnshaw appears in this classic novel