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Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Book DescriptionThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall is one of few nineteenth-century novels to address alcoholism, psychological abuse, violence and the inequality of women's property rights. In a powerful psychological narrative, Anne Bronte tells the strange tale of the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Graham, the mysterious tenant of Wildfell Hall. When it was first published in 1848, Anne Bronte's second novel was attacked by the Spectator for its 'morbid love of the coarse, if not the brutal'. In her defence, Anne stated that she 'wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it'. Anne's own sister Charlotte considered the novel 'an entire mistake', and after Anne's death in 1849 she suppressed any further editions, wishing to protect her reputation from accusations of immorality. Anne Bronte challenges the reader, proving that she is a novelist in her own right and not just of interest as the youngest sister of the better known authors Charlotte and Emily.With an Afterword by Kathryn White.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905716036
(102mm x 157mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anne Bronte
Agnes Grey, Paperback (January 2017)
Based on the author's own experience, this book explores the position of women in Victorian society through the story of a young woman forced to work as a governess when her father is ruined financially.
Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Paperback (October 2016)
A novel blending feminism, romance and mystery, THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL is the second and final novel by the Anne Bronte. When a mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, local farmer Gilbert Markham is intrigued. But Helen has a secret, and it's more shocking than Gilbert could have imagined.
Macmillan Readers Agnes Grey Upper-Intermediate Reader Without CD, Paperback (February 2015)
Agnes Grey is a classic story written by Anne Bronte. The story is about Agnes, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a poor clergyman. When her family loses a lot of money, Agnes decides to help by finding a job as a governess. But it proves to be a lot more difficult than Agnes imagined...
Classic Works of the Bronte Sisters, Hardback (July 2014)» View all books by Anne Bronte
The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, have left us no more than seven novels and a handful of poems but they are, next to Dickens, the best-loved novelists of the 19th century and will never cease to be read.
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Author Biography - Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, first published in 1848 under the pseudonym of Acton Bell, was condemned by critics at the time. Acton was the pseudonym of Anne Bronte (1820-1849), a clergyman's daughter living in Yorkshire. Her older sisters Charlotte and Emily were the authors of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights respectively. The three had concealed their identities, aware that in the mid-nineteenth century female authors would struggle to have their work accepted seriously. However, the use of pseudonyms actually increased the level of curiosity, rumour-mongering and eventually the myth-makers, who were to revel in the concept of the literary sisterhood, isolated from the world but producing passionate work.
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