Think you’ve got relationship problems? You won’t after you enter the world of miserable Heathcliff and his lost love, Catherine Earnshaw. Their frantic, unconsummated love—or maybe it’s just passion—is the driving force behind all the action in Wuthering Heights, a tragic novel about two families and the forces that nearly destroy them both.
Blame it on the isolated moors where the Lintons and the Earnshaws live. Blame it on society’s rules—the ones that say that a poor, fatherless child like Heathcliff doesn’t have the right to marry a well-born girl like Catherine. Or blame it on Heathcliff himself—a man whose animal passion drives him to violence, and to the brink of madness. Whatever the reason, the families in Wuthering Heights are far from happy. Though their unhappiness isn’t without meaning … at least, so says the 60second Recap.