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The tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë.
Summary
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the second and final novel by Anne Brontë, published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell. Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, this novel is framed as a letter from Gilbert Markham to his friend and brother-in-law about the events leading to his meeting his wife. A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son and servant. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham, a young farmer, discovers her dark secrets. Helen writes in her diary about her husband's decline, physical and moral, through alcohol, and the world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. This novel of marital betrayal is set within a moral framework tempered by Anne's optimistic belief in universal salvation. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is considered mainly to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. -- Provided by publisher, taken from cover.

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HCPL Fiction, Classic
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34028087364791
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Brontë
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HCPL Fiction, Classic
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Publication Year
2014
ISBN
1502835827
9781502835826
Description
307 pages ;