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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall By Anne Brontë Stevie Davies The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Note Editions of The Tenant that start with You must go back with me are incomplete Actual opening line of the novel is To J Halford Esq Dear Halford when we were together last Helen Graham moves to

  • Title: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Author: Anne Brontë Stevie Davies
  • ISBN: 9780140434743
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall By Anne Brontë Stevie Davies Note Editions of The Tenant that start with You must go back with me are incomplete Actual opening line of the novel is To J Halford, Esq Dear Halford, when we were together last Helen Graham moves to Wildfell Hall in a shroud of mystery where has she come from, and who exactly is she Anne s novel is the story of the beautiful and mysterious Helen Graham, wNote Editions of The Tenant that start with You must go back with me are incomplete Actual opening line of the novel is To J Halford, Esq Dear Halford, when we were together last Helen Graham moves to Wildfell Hall in a shroud of mystery where has she come from, and who exactly is she Anne s novel is the story of the beautiful and mysterious Helen Graham, who arrives at Wildfell Hall suddenly one day No one knows who she is or where she has come from, and Gilbert Markham, a young farmer who has fallen in love with her, sets out to find some answers This is an ambitious and successful work that is a real pleasure to listen to.
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall By Anne Brontë Stevie Davies

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    1. Amy on said:

      Carol said I must list my all time favorite books What a challenge this is I have read everything those Bronte girls wrote, even their childhood poetry and I love all of it But Anne will take the showing on my list for her bravery Of course Charlotte was the most prolific and Emily the true brainiac, but Anne has my complete respect for being a true literary pioneer she was the first woman to write of a wife leaving her abusive husband and then goes on to lead a happy, successful life Up to this [...]

    2. Samadrita on said:

      Reformed rakes make the best husbands This is the maxim that governs the universe of historical romance novels That a puerile assumption regarding dissolute cads turning into paragons of puritanical goodness on being administered the vital dosage of a virgin s love fuels women s fantasies in this day and age depresses me to no end In a sense, this is the dialectical opposite of Kerouac s On the Road in that it systematically demystifies a contrived notion of masculine coolness the bastard child [...]

    3. Henry Avila on said:

      An unknown woman suddenly appears in the dilapidated mansion, Wildfell Hall, abandoned for many years, by the wealthy family, who owned it, as uninhabitable, surrounded by the bleak moorlands, in a remote, quiet village, in the northern English countryside, during the early part of the 19th century, no one knew she was coming, the locals are very curious, who is she What is she doing, calling herself Mrs.Graham, a widow, with a lively five year old boy, Arthur The villagers distrust outsiders, t [...]

    4. TheSkepticalReader on said:

      4.5 stars Move over, Charlotte Make room for my new favorite Bront It is inevitable for me to compare Anne Bront with her sisters, and Helen Graham with Jane Eyre particularly, but I shall momentarily do so anyway Some said this was better than any Bront novel published, some claimed it deeply overhyped After reading this, I shall have to agree with the former claim as I thought this book surpassed, to quite an extent, the love I had for Jane Eyre.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall shook me from the fi [...]

    5. Samantha on said:

      With this book Anne has now become my favorite Bront Amazing story Not only is the writing phenomenal but the issues she addresses were truly progressive for the time feminism, alcoholism, abuse, etc A must read

    6. Sherwood Smith on said:

      I suspect that many readers today have no idea that these three vicarage raised spinsters took the English publishing world by storm in the mid eighteen hundreds Thundering from reviews were words like coarse, shocking, immoral, depraved and those reviewers thought the authors Acton, Ellis, and Currer Bell were men Tenant hit the shelves with the biggest splash, requiring a second edition, at the front of which Anne added an impassioned forward aimed at critics She maintains that she is telling [...]

    7. Sarah on said:

      Poor Helen Poor Anne Poor bookAnne is just as much a Bront as her sisters Her voice, in many ways, completes the harmony and picks up where the two of them leave off True, there are no fires, ghosts, or windswept moors But, as one critic noted, The slamming of Helen s bedroom door against her husband reverberated throughout Victorian England I struggle with Victorian literature, because I don t have a clear sense of context It s difficult for me to separate the author from her time This book suf [...]

    8. Piyangie on said:

      The Tenant of the Wildfell Hall is the second novel and my only read of Anne Bronte The first thought that came to mind while reading was that why it took me this long to discover her I was familiar with her famous sisters Charlotte and Emily but did not know her existence till a recent time Anne s writing is however far different to that of her sisters, for her approach is direct There is no poetic language, no implied romanticism and less flowery phrases, which is the signature approach with [...]

    9. MJ Nicholls on said:

      The second novel Anne wrote before she caught pulmonary tuberculosis shortly after her 29th birthday Certainly not something on those 100 Things To Do Before You re 30 Lists 1 Paragliding 2 Kayaking 3 Catch pulmonary TB and die See Good The problem with those lists is they presuppose readers like the outdoors and have a private income of some three zillion units Far better the lists have simpler aims for us mortals 1 Eat a probiotic yoghurt 2 Bumslide down a banister 3 Help drywall your father s [...]

    10. Fiona on said:

      The question Jane Eyre or Catherine Earnshaw Linton whatever has always annoyed me I couldn t stand Wuthering Heights, accomplished though it was, and I think lots of people tend to assume I must be something of a Jane Eyre devotee I m not I m really not.The next time someone asks me which I prefer, I shall tell them Helen Huntingdon Emphatically, enthusiastically, and with the fire of a thousand suns Helen Huntingdon don t need no man She s had enough of your friendzoning bullshit Helen Hunting [...]

    11. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      The tenant that is being referred to in the title of this book, The Tenant of the Wildfell Hall is not actually a tenant She owns the place being the child of the owner She is born there and only comes back because she is running away from her alcoholic husband The husband is slowly introducing alcohol to their 5 y o child and so she bangs the door to her husband s face, runs away to her former home, the estate called Wildfell under a fictitious name The act of a married woman running away from [...]

    12. Margaret on said:

      Anne Bronte s second novel is often overshadowed by her sisters famous novels, Charlotte s Jane Eyre and three others and Emily s Wuthering Heights, but it is equally worth reading It tells the story of Helen Huntingdon, a mysterious woman who comes to live at Wildfell Hall with her child and one servant, and Gilbert Markham, the young man who is powerfully drawn to her and eventually learns her secret that she left her dissolute, drunken husband in order to shield their son from his influence [...]

    13. Nicole~ on said:

      The Not So Merry Widow of Wildfell HallAnne Bront explores themes of alcohol abuse and the cruelty it wages on marriage and family of a mother s ardent protection of her child implicitly, of women s patterns of silence, alienation from society and forced isolation in a surprisingly explicit story for its time, yet modern and relevant even today in its concealment of the truth, and the inadvertent practice by women of remaining voiceless in their plight.Slander, disrepute and condemnation of the [...]

    14. Jess on said:

      Find the full sized image here Before we discovered Anne Bront , some of us fancied Heathcliff We wanted to fix him, tame him, soothe his tortured soul Or maybe if you preferred the mature and experienced man, you craved Mr Rochester Perhaps you were even hanging out of your bedroom window on stormy nights, convinced that someone somewhere was calling to you.Not any It s time to ditch those Byronic heroes, people No mad, bad and dangerous to know , only sober and honest men from now on.Wow Th [...]

    15. Aubrey on said:

      4.9 5I m currently pulling this and Jane Eyre apart for an essay on the Coming of Age of the Abject Woman Naturally, Victorian lit of the het cis sane main character only, which means no Bertha Mason and white variety is rather slim pickings for such a topic, but I may as well start in a place that will be useful for grad school and, for all my commitments to works beyond the pale, still manages to impress There s also the matter that with these works, unlike Beloved and Almanac of the Dead, I m [...]

    16. Helene Jeppesen on said:

      This was a beautiful love story with one of the most interesting narrative styles I ve ever encountered Without saying too much, the narration of this story shifts, and the overall style is not your typical narration style of a novel Does this make sense P I hope not, because I want for you to read this book and see for yourself what I m talking about also I m really tired when writing this, so bear with me Anne Bront has a way of creating very complicated and also mean characters, and I love it [...]

    17. Tatiana on said:

      Funny how things change I used to love this book I pretty much can t stand it now 3 stars it was 5 before today is just an obligatory i appreciate but not really care for it rating Anne Bront and I would have never been friends, because it s hard to be a friend with someone so damn righteous and unbendable Sure, Helen Graham and Agnes Grey are fictional characters, but is there a doubt they are reflections of the author Not in my mind.Granted, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a huge improvement ov [...]

    18. Whitaker on said:

      I felt, reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, as if I was watching a black and white silent movie There was the same sense of expressions and gestures exaggerated, made larger than life Emotions were felt ten fold Characters are never just sad, they must be sullenly despondent they are never just in love, but passionate, painfully so She turned from me to hide the emotion she could not quite control but I took her hand and fervently kissed it Gilbert, do leave me she cried, in a tone of such thri [...]

    19. Bethany on said:

      I can t believe that this book isn t widely read, I mean Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice are usually mentioned when discussing classic works of fiction by women yet this is relatively ignored I honestly didn t know of this books existence before I went to the library and saw it on the shelf I didn t know Anne had written anything other than poems I often feel that Anne is in Emily and Charlotte s shadow but this piece of work is truly inspiring perhaps so at the time A wom [...]

    20. Merna on said:

      In it s first publication The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was described as being course and disgusting I I can well imagine the impact that it had on prudish Victorians However, it s very tame by today s standards and the shock element at all the debauchery portrayed in the novel is missing A modern reader would just be like Meh I ve read worse Nevertheless, the message of this novel remains as firm as ever don t marry a scumbag with the expectation that you can one day reform them through the power [...]

    21. Helle on said:

      I finally read this novel by Anne Bront , having read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by her famous sisters years ago Coming away from this book, I conclude that her lesser fame is very much undeserved This was a good book, well written, highly controversial at the time, and the fact that she wrote this and Agnes Grey which I have yet to read before she died at the age of 29 tells us something about her potential and talent as a writer.Having visited the parsonage in Haworth, Yorkshire, in whic [...]

    22. C.A. on said:

      Anne Bronte is severely, severely underrated This book is fascinating It s a work of quiet rebellion the rebellion of Helen and of Anne herself, who is working to subvert some of the Romantic conventions My edition had a great introduction that posited Helen as a Byronic hero Admittedly I m stuck on books that create the female artist I actually think this has a lot in common with Emily s Quest the heroine coded with some male virtues of independence and mystery, the threat of the Heathcliff mod [...]

    23. Rebecca Foster on said:

      I moved The Tenant of Wildfell Hall up my to read pile because it s on the Ten Best Novels for Thirtysomethings list in The Novel Cure I imagine Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin included it because the main plot and some subplots revolve around the unsuitable relationships people often find themselves trapped in perhaps after the passion and idealism of one s twenties, one s thirties are likely to be blighted by regret as the consequences of poor choices come to light.I imagine most readers wil [...]

    24. Ian on said:

      April 1982 Now here s a book everyone should check out if they are into the classics This is the best from the under acknowledged of the 3 sisters Top reading for a dreamy Sunday afternoon in Winter in front of the fire.September 2017 Ok after some 35 years I am providing a second opinion This book has surpassed my expectations and I declare this book equal to Anne s Sisters works if not better in so many ways I shall not spoil the plot but suffice to say that the storyline keeps one going, or a [...]

    25. Vivian on said:

      A gothic Austen.It has been many years since I had read this and my rating remains unchanged at three stars because while there are parts I enjoyed a great deal and some lovely insights into women s lives there is a tremendous amount of liturgy and forbearance espoused, which I find to be quite chaffing So, in the end this reads much like a parable than a romance.The story is one long letter written by Gilbert Markham As an epistolary it is quite easy to forget as Markham employs two viewpoints [...]

    26. Joseph on said:

      The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is one of the books that had me banging my head as to why I have waited this long to find it The Bronte sisters were on my neglected read list for 2013 so I started with the sister I didn t know, Anne I liked Agnes Grey so I jumped into this book immediately after finishing Agnes Grey Gilbert Markham is the story teller or correctly the letter writer as the novel is the letter Gilbert is writing Anne Bronte assumes the identity of Gilbert writing as a male for the fi [...]

    27. Vanessa on said:

      4.5 stars It s been a while since I ve read a proper classic, so I was a little out of practice It was also my first time reading a classic on my Kindle, so a lot of headaches ensued Whether that was because of the Kindle reading or because of the content of the book, I m still unsure All I know is it was worth the brain pain.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a fantastic feminist work to begin with Anne Bront dared to write brutally honestly about an abusive relationship, and on top of that, she da [...]

    28. Viv JM on said:

      3.5 starsThere were several things I liked about this book I enjoyed the first section, narrated by Gilbert, that was a bit of a comedy of manners with some humorous touches I enjoyed the feminist slant, with Helen being a strong character whose actions and words and views on a woman s place were way ahead of her time I admired the fact that Anne Bronte tackled some strong taboos of her era including alcohol abuse, adultery and the general debauchery of some of the nobility I am fascinated by th [...]

    29. Alun Williams on said:

      I avoided reading any books by the Bront sisters for many years, after failing to finish Villette, and then being put off further by Charlotte Bront s well known remarks about Jane Austen After coming across an old copy of Jane Eyre I decided it was time to give the sisters another chance I quite enjoyed Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights, which I read next, I liked less Then I turned to Anne, not expecting much than a paler version of her sisters works.Instead I find myself reading one of the most po [...]

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