Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

three stars black
Genre: Classic
Publisher: Premier Classics
Pages: 385
Release Date: December 1847

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated 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 relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.


Updating star rating from two to three stars.

I first read Wuthering Heights in high school when I went through a classics phase. I didn’t like it and ended up rating it two stars. Now, several years later, I still don’t like it though I decided to bump up my original star rating to three stars.

Bronte’s writing is poetic and flowery as she weaves a narrative rife with atmosphere. If there’s anything that Wuthering Heights does perfectly it’s the moody atmosphere of the moors. I often read Wuthering Heights to the sound of a fireplace making it almost perfect. The only thing that could have improved my experience was had I actually enjoyed the novel.

The characters of Wuthering Heights are all awful and unlikeable. They treat everyone around them horribly. I usually enjoy reading novels with unlikable characters as they’re usually fun and exciting. Unfortunately, the plot of Wuthering Heights leaves much to be desired.

Overall, I’m glad I reread Wuthering Heights even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to. The characters are annoyingly awful, but the atmosphere makes up for how terrible they act toward each other.


Have you read Wuthering Heights? What did you think?

2 thoughts on “Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

  1. I haven’t read it for ages – may have to reread it now. I read 1984 at school for English Lit – didn’t enjoy it but have recently bought a copy to see if my adult self would enjoy it more than my teenage self did

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