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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

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1800s: The classic gothic love story in which Yorkshire and the moors are as much a character as anyone

  • ISBN: 978-1853260018
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Wuthering Heights is for many the story of Yorkshire. A novel that captures the feeling of the wild moors, the rough, bleak and isolating landscape as well as reflecting the passion of the characters of Catherine and Heathcliff.

Catherine lives with her father at Wuthering Heights, a cold bleak and imposing home on the Yorkshire moorland. When he takes in a foundling and adopts him, no one can predict just how all their lives will change. Catherine and Heathcliff form a bond of sorts but when their father dies, Catherine’s brother bullies him. Heathcliff leaves the house feeling bullied and that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated. Years later, he will return and exact his revenge on those who have wronged him.

Travel Guide

The bleak Yorkshire Moors are spectacularly evoked in Wuthering Heights and are as much a character as Heathcliff and Catherine.

Heathcliff is as wild and unpredictable as the moors. The isolation and desolation of the moors, the moors themselves can’t be tamed or predicted in any way. You get lost, there is no sense of direction or ability to navigate. Once you’re in the middle of it all, you’re quite possibly lost. At least you’re fully immersed in the atmosphere. Wuthering Heights is a place that once you’ve been to, you never forget.

Heathcliff and Catherine used to play together on the moors and they are forever linked to this place. As is Wuthering Heights to them.

Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are the two fictional homes in the novel. Ponden Hall farmhouse near Stanbury is famous for being the inspiration for the iconic home on the moors.

The moorland that Emily Brontë describes is thought to be the land around Haworth where she spent most of her life. This landscape surrounding the Shibden valley and Cowan Bridge is also said to have been her inspiration.

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Author/Guide: Emily Brontë   Destination: Yorkshire   Departure Time: 1800s

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