Emily Brontë, in full Emily Jane Brontë, pseudonym Ellis Bell, (born July 30, 1818,—died December 19, 1848,), English novelist and poet who produced but one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), a highly imaginative work of passion and hate set on the Yorkshire moors. Emily was perhaps the greatest of the three Brontë sisters.
Wuthering Heights, novel by Emily Brontë, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. This intense, solidly imagined novel is distinguished from other novels of the period by its dramatic and poetic presentation, its abstention from authorial intrusion, and its unusual structure.
The novel Wuthering Heights has a very complex storyline and the characters involved are also quite intricate. The story takes place in northern England in an isolated, rural area. The main characters involved are residents of two opposing households: Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. It is a tale of a powerful love between two people, which transcends all boundaries, including that between life and death. The author, Emily Bronte, used parallelism in this novel. Much of what happens in the first half of the story corresponds to events in the second half. This parallelism extends also to the characters; the first generation of characters is comparable to the second generation.
Wuthering Heights goes far beyond ordinary tragic romance.
The author has used the element of supernatural to deepen the sinister effect. Not just romance, Wuthering Heights is about hatred, revenge, class conflict, complicated relationships and several more complex things. Starting from the point of innocence, the romance in the novel turns gothic, blooming into obsessive revenge. The love between Catherine and Heathcliff blooms at a young age. As they grow up, Catherine grows attracted towards things like social status and imagines a better life with Edgar Linton. Leaving Heathcliff behind, she marries Edgar who can afford all luxuries of life. Heathcliff is forced to leave the scene unable to bear the impact of Catherine leaving him for Edgar. The novel is filled with all the elements of a tragic and macabre love story.