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Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights is the only novel Emily Brontë has ever written. The novel was written between 1845 and 1846 and published in 1847. Wuthering Heights is now seen as a classic and one of the most important books of the Victorian Age. When the novel was first published, the reviews weren't best. The novel was called a monster and challenged the strict ideas of Victorian England on gender inequality, religion, morality and social classes.

The story starts with the visit of Sir Lockwood to Thrushcross Grange, which he has rented. In the first three chapters he visits Wuthering Heights, where Sir Heathcliff lives. Sir Heathcliff owns the two mansions. For it's to late to return, Sir Lockwood has to sleep in Wuthering Heights. In his room he discovers graffiti and books of one named Catherine. Catherine appears in ghost form and Lockwood is convinced it was real. He tried to escape Wuthering Heights, but is injured. On Thrushcross Grange the housekeeper Nelly Dean tells him the long story of the two houses, Catherine, Heathcliff and how it is connected to the modern day.