Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
You’ve read this book, heard about it or at least you have heard about someone who read it! Wuthering Heights is a book that tells the story of unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Cathy who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced by circumstance and prejudice to live apart
Heathcliff and Cathy first meet as children when her father brings the abandoned boy to live with them. When the old man dies several years later Cathy's brother, now the master of the estate, turns Heathcliff out forcing him to live with the servants and working as a stable boy.
The barrier of class comes between them and she eventually marries a rich neighbour, Mr. Edgar Linton, at which point Heathcliff disappears. He returns several years later, now a rich man but little can be done.