Wuthering Heights

Set amidst the wild Pennine moors of what is now known as Bronte Country , Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" is a classic of English literature.

While many Bronte enthusiasts believe that High Sunderland Hall near Halifax may have served as inspiration for the Earnshaw residence of "Wuthering Heights" as described in the novel, the location of the ruined farmstead of Top Withens near Haworth has become popularly associated with the residence's wild moorland location.

There are many film and TV versions of the novel (including the classic 1939 production starring Lawrence Olivier and Merle Oberon).

The story of the novel has also inspired the world of art and music, and is also the subject of Kate Bush's famous debut single "Wuthering Heights". There is also a poem by Sylvia Plath (who is also associated with the area, and is buried at Heptonstall) which is called "Wuthering Heights".

Wuthering Heights related websites

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