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“My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath- a source of little visible delight, but necessary.”

“I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always on my mind-not as a pleasure, any more than I am a pleasure to myself, but as my own being”.

The novel was set in 1801 when the Industrial Revolution was under way in England. In the novel, you could clearly see the difference between the lives of the landed gentry like the Lintons and Earnshaws and the outcast and oppressed like Heathcliff. Some critics say that Wuthering Heights is even more superior due to its originality and achievement than Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.

A very powerful and absorbing book. I have read this when I was still in college but I’ve only understood its impact and depth after rereading it a few months ago.



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