Wuthering Heights is the story of the ruin of the Earnshaw family. Wealthy and well-bred citizens of the North of England, Mr. Earnshaw returns one day with a young and ill-favored boy named Heathcliff who he says he intends to foster. His son Hindley is repulsed, but his daughter Katherine grows close with Heathcliff and their unhealthy relationship forms the core of the novel. The story is told by Nelly Dean, the Earnshaw's housekeeper.
Wuthering Heights (1847)
I sought, and soon discovered, the three head-stones on the slope next the moor - the middle one, gray, and half buried in heath - Edgar Linton's only harmonized by the turf and moss, creeping up its foot - Heathcliff's still bare.
I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.