The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Published in June 1848, less than a year before her death, Anne Brontļæ½'s second (and last) novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, is the somber account of the breakdown of a marriage in the face of alcoholism and infidelity. The novel enjoyed a modest success that led its publisher, the unscrupulous T.C. Newby, to issue a "Second Edition" less than two months later. The present edition, which completes the Clarendon Edition of the Novels of the Brontļæ½s, offers a text based on the collation of the first edition with the second. The introduction details the work's composition and early printing history, including its first publication in America; and the text is fully annotated. Appendices record the substantive variants in the first English and American editions, and discuss the author's belief in the doctrine of universal salvation.
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this book is one of the most serious spiritual works i have ever read, C.S.Lewis' works included. although it is a novel, and with a great deal of mystery and suspence, too, it also deals drastically ... Read full review
I love this book. It is an excellent work from the least known of the Bronte sisters. The reason that I give it only 4 stars is for a few controversial aspects.For one thing, there is alcoholism ... Read full review