When Catherine Earnshaw’s father brings home a young beggar, she is immediately intrigued by the new addition to her family. Heathcliffe and Cathy’s bond tightens with each passing year to the point that there isn’t a day goes by that they don’t spend together. However, unknown to them, their mischievous and unruly considerations to the trappings of life within the walls of the stately home they share, Wuthering Heights, eventually determines their fate.
As they taunt the children from the neighbouring Thrushcross Grange, Cathy is struck down with an illness and they are separated as she convelesces with the much-respected Linton family in their grand home. Heathcliffe returns to Wuthering Heights and the wrath of her brutal family as she is no longer there to protect him from the hands of her alcoholic father and jealous brother. She eventually returns home, her love for Heathcliffe still burns brightly but her betrothal to Edgar sends Heathcliffe away. Ultimately, her desire for him was no match against the need to gain status within society so against her heart’s desires she marries the quiet, unassuming man who helped her recover instead of true love, Heathcliffe.
‘Wuthering Heights’ is an all-consuming story of fear, betrayal and above all, love. Cathy and Heathcliffe’s haunting love story intertwines the two families over the decades as their devotion to each other turns out to be their tragic downfall. Tanya Landman’s emotive writing weaves the details of the families intricate story through powerful page turns and intense chapters until the last page has been consumed. A fantastic re-telling of a classic Brontë story, never to be forgotten.