The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Brontë's second and last novel was widely and contentiously reviewed upon its 1848 publication, in part because its subject matter domestic violence, alcoholism, women's rights, and universal salvation was so controversial. The tale unfolds through a series of letters between two friends as... show more
Anne Brontë's second and last novel was widely and contentiously reviewed upon its 1848 publication, in part because its subject matter domestic violence, alcoholism, women's rights, and universal salvation was so controversial. The tale unfolds through a series of letters between two friends as one man learns more about Helen Huntingdon and the past that brought this young painter and single mother to Wildfell Hall. Powerfully plotted and unconventionally structured, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is now considered to be a classic of Victorian literature.This Broadview Edition includes a critical introduction that situates the novel in significant Victorian debates, and provides appendices that make clear Brontë's intellectual inheritance from important eighteenth-century writers such as Hannah More and Mary Wollstonecraft. Material on temperance, education, childrearing, and nineteenth-century women artists is also included in the appendices.
Publish date: 1994
Pages no: 878
Edition language: English
Ok. Anne is my favourite Brontë now, hands down. Her social commentary was decades before the times opinions and all around relevant still (sadly for the most part). There is nothing over the top or sensational here. There is a lot of spousal abuse and neglect going around, but the fact that it's ...
The Tennant of Wildfell Hall is Anne Bronte's novel about the depredations of alcohol. It is essentially a primer for the temperance movement, and yet it's also wildly feminist for it's time and rather snarky in some places. I wouldn't say I loved the novel, but I enjoyed it.The novel is two stories...
This is one great classic. So far I have read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, which I loved, and Wuthering Heights by Emily, a book which I absolutely hated (Cathy and Heathcliff, I loath you with all my heart). But The Tenant of Wildfell Hall outshines both these books in my opinion. I really enjo...
Helen.. oh dear Helen.. The brave tenant of wildfell Hall. You are neither Jane Eyre, nor Cathy, You are different from them all. I admired you, sympathized with you too, When I read your part of the story. But never once you made me feel you are feeble, You rose every time you fell, head high in ...
Właściwie to nie chciałam tej książki. Nie dlatego, że stronię od klasyki czy sióstr Bronte (przeczytałam Wichrowe wzgórza Emily oraz Jane Eyre Charlotte), jednak w księgarni szukałam czegoś innego. Ponieważ moje poszukiwania spełzły na niczym, postanowiłam, że książkę kupię. W końcu dobra klasyka a...
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