Daily Archives: 19th February 2016


Photo of Top Withens Farmhouse by Nicholas Peter Gavin Davies

The Yorkshire Moors in Wuthering Heights, Or, Owning the ‘Grim’ North like Emily Brontë

Of all the Brontë novels, Wuthering Heights is most dedicated to depicting the Yorkshire Moors and their influence on the people that live in them. Victorian reviewers accused Emily Brontë of representing a repulsive spot populated with repulsive people but her depiction of the people and places of Yorkshire are actually very balanced, representing both the positive and the negative.