Wuthering Heights

I first read this when I was a young girl, way before I had ever had any real romance of my own…. but Kathy’s speech to her maid Nellie about her love for Heathcliff always stayed with me: “Nelly, I AM  Heathcliff—he’s always, always in my mind—not as a pleasure, any more then I am always a pleasure to myself—but, as my own being.” It’s still for me the most passionate and fatalistic novel about romantic love.