Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. Written between October 1845 and June 1846, Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 under the pseudonym "Ellis Bell"; Brontë died the following year, aged 30. Emily Brontë's novel tells the story of Heathcliff, her love for Catherine, and how this passion eventually destroys them both. The central theme of the book is the destructive effect that the sense of jealousy and the spirit of revenge can have About individuals. The story is told as a kind of long story that Ellen Dean, or Nelly (the housekeeper) tells Mr. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange.The final is instead set the year after Mr. Lockwood's departure.