The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Broadview Press, Jul 30, 2009 - Fiction - 488 pages

Anne Brontė’s second and last novel was widely and contentiously reviewed upon its 1848 publication, in part because its subject matter domestic violence, alcoholism, women’s rights, and universal salvation was so controversial. The tale unfolds through a series of letters between two friends as one man learns more about Helen Huntingdon and the past that brought this young painter and single mother to Wildfell Hall. Powerfully plotted and unconventionally structured, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is now considered to be a classic of Victorian literature.

This Broadview Edition includes a critical introduction that situates the novel in significant Victorian debates, and provides appendices that make clear Brontė’s intellectual inheritance from important eighteenth-century writers such as Hannah More and Mary Wollstonecraft. Material on temperance, education, childrearing, and nineteenth-century women artists is also included in the appendices.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Abbreviations
8
Introduction
9
A Brief Chronology
34
A Note on the Text
35
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
37
Other Writings by Anne and Charlotte Brontė
409
Contemporary Reviews
418
Womens Education
441
Wives
452
Childrearing
461
Temperance
472
Women and Art
480
Select Bibliography
487
Copyright

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Lee A. Talley is Associate Professor of English at Rowan University.

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