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A perfect...
'A perfect misanthropist's heaven'
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The atmospheric...
'The atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed to in stormy weather'
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A range...
'A range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun'
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The corners defended...
'The corners defended with large, jutting stones'
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He is a...
'He is a dark-skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman' -Lockwood, about Heathcliff
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'Guests are so exceedingly rare in this house' -Heathcliff
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On that bleak...
'On that bleak hill-top the earth was hard with a black frost'
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'Wretched inmates!'
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The amiable...
'The amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself' -Lockwood, on Young Cathy
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The most...
'The most exquisite little face' -Lockwood, on Young Cathy
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His whiskers...
'His whiskers encroached bearishly over his cheeks' -Lockwood, on Hareton
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I've been a...
'I've been a waif for twenty years!' -Cathy's ghost
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The intense...
'The intense horror of nightmare came over me'
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Rough as a...
'Rough as a saw-edge, and hard as whinstone' -Nelly on Heathcliff
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A dirty...
'A dirty, ragged, black-haired child' -Nelly on Heathcliff
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Cathy showed her...
'Cathy showed her humour by grinning and spitting at the stupid little thing'
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He was as...
'He was as uncomplaining as a lamb; though hardnes, not gentleness'
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Cathy, who was...
'Cathy, who was too mischievous and wayward for a favourite'
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I shall tell...
'I shall tell your father of the thre thrashings you've given me this week, and show him my arm which is black to the shoulder'
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'Imp of Satan' -Hindley, on Heathcliff
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A wild, wicked...
'A wild, wicked slip she was - but she had the bonniest eye, the sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish' -Cathy
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And they both...
'And they both set up a heartbreaking cry' -Cathy and Heathcliff, on Mr. Earnshaw's death
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No parson...
'No parson in the world ever pictured heaven so beautifully as they did' -Cathy and Heathcliff
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We dont...
'We don't in general take to foreigners here' -Nelly
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A splendid...
'A splendid place carpeted with crimson...and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass drops...We should have thought ourselves in heaven!' -on Thrushcross Grange
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The privilege of...
'The privilege of...painting the house-front with Hindley's blood' -Heathcliff
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Would it not be...
'Would it not be a kindness to the country to hang him at once, before he shows his nature in acts as well as features?' -Mr. Linton on Heathcliff
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She is so...
'She is so immeasurably superior to them - to everybody on earth she she not, Nelly?' -Heathcliff on Cathy
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Nelly, make me...
'Nelly, make me decent. I'm going to be good' -Heathcliff
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Gained the...
'Gained the admiration of Isabella and the heart and soul of her brother' -on Catherine
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Led her to...
'Led her to adopt a double character' -on Catherine
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It's no comapny...
'It's no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing'
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'Disturbed and anxious' -Cathy, after Edgar's proposal
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I shall like...
"I shall like to be the greatest woman of the neighbourhood"
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A disorderly...
'A disorderly, comfortless home in to a wealthy, respectable one'
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In my soul...
'In my soul and in my heart, I'm convinced I'm wrong'
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I broke my heart with...
'I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights'
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It would...
'It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now'
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Whatever our souls...
'Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same'
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My love for Linton...
'My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it...My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks'
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'Bleak winds and bitter northern skies'
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The stab of...
'The stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed' -Edgar, on Cathy
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I'm afraid the joy...
'I'm afraid the joy is too great to be real' -Cathy, on Heathcliff
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He's a fierce...
'He's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man' -Cathy, on Heathcliff
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He's a bird...
'He's a bird of bad omen' -Nelly, on Heathcliff
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I wish I were a...
'I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free' -Cathy
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Hereafter she is...
'Hereafter she is only my sister in name' -Edgar, on Isabella
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Is Mr. Heathcliff...
'Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? if not, is he a devil?'
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There might as...
'There might as well be the Atlantic to part us' -Isabella
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I will have it...
'I will have it back; and I'll have his gold too; and then his blood; and hell shall have his soul' -Hindley
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I do hate...
'I do hate him - I am wretched - I have been a fool!' -Isabella
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You and Edgar...
'You and Edgar have broken my heart, Heathcliff!' -Cathy
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Would you...
'Would you like to live with your soul in the grave?'
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This shattered...
'This shattered prison'
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I'm wearying...
'I'm wearying to escape into that glorious world'
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Wild vindictiveness...
'Wild vindictiveness in its white cheek, and a bloodless lip and scintillating eye'
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He howled...
'He howled, not like a man, but like a savage beast' -Nelly, on Heathcliff
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I gave him...
'I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death'
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We'll see if...
'We'll see if one tree won't grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!' -Heathcliff, to Hareton
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A pale delicate...
'A pale delicate effeminate boy' -Nelly, on Linton
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Hareton is...
'Hareton is damnably fond of me! You'll own I've outmatched Hindley there' -Heathcliff
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Mrs. Dean, I like...
'Mrs. Dean, I like you, but I don't like your double-dealing' -Heathcliff
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He wanted to lie...
'He wanted to lie in an ecstasy of peace: I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee' -Young Cathy
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Laughing heartily...
'Laughing heartily at his failure' -Young Cathy, on Hareton
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A shower of...
'A shower of terrific slaps on the side of the head' -Heathcliff to Young Cathy
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Wrenched it...
'Wrenched it off the chain and crushed it with his foot' -Heathcliff crushes Edgar's picture in Young Cathy's locket
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You are lonely...
'You are lonely like the devil, and envious like him' -on Heathcliff
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She has no lover...
'She has no lover or liker among us' -Zillah on Young Cathy - Nelly biased?
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The enemies were...
'The enemies were, thenceforth, sworn allies' -Young Cathy and Hareton
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There is a strange...
'There is a strange change approaching' -Heathcliff, as death approaches
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Last night I was...
'Last night I was on the threshold of hell. Today I am within sight of my heaven' -Heathcliff
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They are afraid of...
'They are afraid of nothing, together they would brave Satan and all his legions'
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Wondered how...
'Wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth' -Lockwood
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'The atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed to in stormy weather'


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'A range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun'


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'The corners defended with large, jutting stones'


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'He is a dark-skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman' -Lockwood, about Heathcliff


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