Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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The narrative is non-linear, involving several flashbacks, and two primary narrators: Mr. Lockwood and Ellen "Nelly" Dean. The novel opens in 1801, with Mr. Lockwood arriving at Thrushcross Grange, a grand house on the Yorkshire moors that he is renting from the surly Heathcliff, who lives at nearby Wuthering Heights. Lockwood is treated rudely, and coldly by the brooding, unsociable Heathcliff, and is forced to stay at Wuthering Heights for a night because one of the savage dogs of the Heights attacks him, and the weather turns against him. The housekeeper cautiously takes him to a chamber to sleep through the night and warns him to not speak to Heathcliff about where he is sleeping, for he would get in deep trouble.

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  3. - 8th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  4. - 14th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  5. - 17th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  6. - 22nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
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  10. - 46th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  11. - 56th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  12. - 76th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  13. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  14. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
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