The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [NOOK Book]

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is perhaps the most shocking of the Brontës' novels. In seeking to present the truth in literature, Anne's depiction of alcoholism and debauchery was profoundly disturbing to nineteenth-century readers. Helen Graham, the tenant of the title, intrigues Gilbert Markham and gradually she reveals her mysterious past as an artist and wife of the dissipated Arthur Huntingdon. The book's brilliance lies in its revelation of the position of women at the time, and its multi-layered plot. ...
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

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Overview

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is perhaps the most shocking of the Brontës' novels. In seeking to present the truth in literature, Anne's depiction of alcoholism and debauchery was profoundly disturbing to nineteenth-century readers. Helen Graham, the tenant of the title, intrigues Gilbert Markham and gradually she reveals her mysterious past as an artist and wife of the dissipated Arthur Huntingdon. The book's brilliance lies in its revelation of the position of women at the time, and its multi-layered plot. -Wikipedia.com
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014209236
  • Publisher: Small Basket Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Series: Bronte Sisters Collection , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 667 KB

Meet the Author

(17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.

The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. For a couple of years she went to a boarding school. At the age of nineteen, she left Haworth working as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and in short succession she wrote two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is mainly considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Anne's life was cut short with her death of pulmonary tuberculosis when she was 29 years old.

Mainly because the republication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after its author's death, Anne is less known than her sisters, Charlotte, author of four novels including Jane Eyre; and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. Anne's two novels, written in a sharp and ironic style, are completely different from the romanticism followed by her sisters. She wrote in a realistic, rather than a romantic style. Her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    One of the Brontes' Best!

    This book rivals any of her sisters'. The heroine is virtuous yet flawed, or in one word: real. I've read it at least 10 times and am continually surprised that the book remains, for the most part, under-read and under-valued.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

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    Amazing! A must read novel that truly depicts that era.

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