The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne BronteThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

byAnne BronteEditorHerbert RosengartenIntroduction byJosephine Mcdonagh

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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'he looked up wistfully in my face, and gravely asked - "Mamma, why are you so wicked?"'The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret. But as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips. Living under an assumed name, 'Helen Graham' is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from hisdestructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. Combining a sensational story of a man's physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and ahard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Bronte's optimistic belief in universal redemption. Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Bronte's novelscandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock.
Herbert Rosengarten is at the University of British Columbia. Josephine McDonagh is the author of De Quincey's Disciplines (Clarendon Press, 1994) and Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900 (CUP, 2003).
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Title:The Tenant of Wildfell HallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.87 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199207550

ISBN - 13:9780199207558

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very pretty story! This book is very predictable and plays to many literary stereotypes but is still very enjoyable. I would recommend it to any Austen or Bronte fans.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The story of a woman in an abusive relationship and the social mores that existed at the time
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourite books! I have recommended this book to so many of my friends. Out of all of the work written by the Bronte sisters, this is definitely one of the best although not as popular as maybe Jane Eyre for example. This book was so ahead of its time in terms of the central message. I bought this beautiful edition for my personal library as I previously had a very beat up second hand version.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from what a fabulous read It took me a little bit to get into this book but once I did I was totally captivated. Perhaps because I got off to such a slow start, the only thing that I was disappointed with is that the book started to lose some of its embellishment. Such a beautiful cover needs to stay pristine.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I love this story. Hellene is so captivating. I lent the book to my mom and she love it so far
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Finally finished! I am ashamed that it has taken me this long and regretful as well, for I feel I would have enjoyed it more if I had not taken such long gaps between reading. Despite this, I did like the book. It was a bit too lengthy for my taste and I feel the power of the story would not have been diminished if the book was reduced by half. Happy I read it though. Charlotte is still my favourite Brontë.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Edition of An Important Classic Anne Brontë's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is a fantastic novel about a woman trapped in a abusive relationship by the dictates of society. Though Charlotte's "Jane Eyre" and Emily's "Jane Eyre" may have more recognition, Anne proves with this novel that she does not simply deserve to be known simply as the youngest of the Brontë sisters but by the merit of her works. This is one of the great feminist novels which boast of themes that are still relevant today. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the clothbound classics! Have been replacing my paperback copies with these clothbound editions. Well made and look much better on the bookshelf.
Date published: 2016-12-07