Plot summary here.
Reading this book and watching as Cathy and Heathcliff’s feelings for each other slowly destroy them is like watching a train wreck. And yet, it was completely fascinating to read. Not to mention the fact that this novel is outside the realm of what was considered acceptable for female writers to write at the time – it lacks the sentimentalism that people expected of women.
I did have a hard time seeing how Cathy and Heathcliff ended up falling in love with each other – Cathy is spoiled and petty, while Heathcliff is one of the most twisted characters I’ve come across in literature. But then again, this story is told from Nelly’s point of view, and she makes it clear early on how little love she had for the two, not to mention she wasn’t always with them – this would have skewed the narrative.