penetralium.

Type: Glossary Word | Title: Wuthering Heights (in Context) | Author: Emily Brontë | Ch: Chapter I

The innermost, secret place; the inner sanctum. 

Lockwood's ham-fisted irony is intended to camouflage his own lack of understanding. 

Someone as imperceptive and pleased with himself as we learn Lockwood is will find that the Heights's strangeness can disturb his polished veneer. 

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