Wuthering Heights has achieved an almost mythical status as a love story, yet it is also a unique masterpiece of the imagination: an unsettling, transgressive novel about obsession, violence and death.
“May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you – haunt me, then.”
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.
July marks the bicentenary of Emily Bronte’s birth (July 30, 1818) so we’ve made her book Wuthering Heights the classic read for July. We will be talking about it on Wednesday 11th July at Orange City Library at 5.30pm. All welcome. Please RSVP online through eventbrite.com or call the library on 6393 8132.