– Monday 24 June 2013
Oh Heathcliff! Where would we be without Emily Brontë’s dark and brooding saga of ill-fated romance and revenge set amid the rugged landscape of the Yorkshire Moors?
Well, we certainly wouldn’t have Kate Bush’s haunting lyrics (or the splendid video) inspired by the novel and what a travesty that would be. But, more importantly, Ponden Hall would be just another picturesque manor house in a lovely rural setting.
And my, it is rather lovely. And now the Grade II-listed home that was the inspiration for Thrushcross Grange or the Wuthering Heights farmhouse itself (depending on who you talk to) is on the market for £950,000.
Published: September 28, 2012
WITH more than a dozen film versions, Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” is something of a cultural touchstone for ill-fated love. The title alone conjures up images of a brooding Heathcliff and a delicate Cathy clinging to each other or suffering alone on the Yorkshire moors. For many fans, the characters are synonymous with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in the 1939 movie. And yet, at least when it comes to screen adaptations, the novel may be the most misunderstood book of all time.