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Kaya Scodelario as Catherine Earnshaw in the 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. Film 4 and UK Film Council/IMDB

Why Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a cult classic

This week is the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte's birth. If reading Wuthering Heights - her only published novel - feels like a suspension in a state of waking nightmare, what a richly-hued vision of the fantastical it is.
The Brontë family, by Branwell, who painted over himself after realising the ‘composition was too cramped’. National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia

How incest became part of the Brontë family story

Since the 1930s, Wuthering Heights has been used to claim the Brontë family had an incestuous secret.

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