Taken in by Mr Earnshaw from a young age, Heathcliff is loved by his adoptive sister, Cathy, but despised and mistreated by his adoptive brother, Hindley and his friend Edgar Linton. After Mr. Earnshaw's death, Hindley reduces Heathcliff to a mere servant and continues to humiliate him, despite his growing affections toward Cathy. Before long Heathcliff decides to leave, and begins to plan his revenge on the families that have hurt him... Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a poem by Emily Bront , theme discussions, a biography of Emily Bront and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers," and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.