Wuthering Heights is a story of the dark and tumultuous love affair between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff...Heathcliff, a young orphan, is adopted by Catherine Earnshaw's father. Treated unkindly by her brother, Hindley, Heathcliff is at first protected by the elderly Mr Earnshaw. When the elder Earnshaw passes away, Heathcliff is hurt and betrayed by both brother and sister, and leaves...until the day he returns to exact his revenge. Emily Bronte's demonic and brooding creation, Heathcliff, and the love-affair between him and Catherine, has fascinated and entranced readers for generations. It is a classic of gothic literature.