The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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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 what she is hiding.

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One of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

‘She looked so like herself that I knew not how to bear it’

In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a ‘wicked woman’ as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption, but scandalized readers of the time.

The Penguin English Library – 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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Weight 0.383 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

536

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.8 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K