Wuthering Heights By Emily Bront It is 1801 and Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the English moors. He meets his landlord Heathcliff, a wealthy man housed in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights. In this stormy countryside, Lockwood is told the story of the orphan boy Heathcliff, Mr. Earnshaw, and his family. At first, young Catherine hates the dark-skinned boy but the two slowly become inseparable. Their relationship flourishes but Heathcliff is to rise no further in the family than that of a servant. Thus begins this story, not of love but of revenge. Heathcliff returns rich, educated and angry after the woman he loves marries another.