The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Editor/introduction:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140434743
  • 576 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“I no longer love my husband – I HATE him! The word stares at me in the face like a guilty confession”

Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerge. Told with great immediacy, combined with wit and irony, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a powerful depiction of a woman’s struggle for domestic independence and creative freedom.

In her introduction Steve Davies discusses The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as feminist testament, inspired by Anne Brontë’s experiences as a governess and by the death of her brother Branwell Brontë, and examines the novel’s language, biblical references and narrative styles.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Bronte, Editor/introduction: Stevie Davies, Notes by: Stevie Davies

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