“A wild, wicked slip she was – but she had the bonniest eye, the sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish: and, after all, I believe she meant no harm; for when once she made you cry in good earnest, it seldom happened that she would not keep you company, and oblige you to be quiet that you might comfort her. She was much too fond of Heathcliff.”
~Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë.
Wuthering Heights was published in 1847. It was written between October 1845 and June 1846, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. Emily Brontë died the following year, aged 30. ‘Wuthering Heights’ gained limelight only after Emily Brontë’s death, and developed a reputation of a masterpiece and a classic of English literature.