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The tenant of Wildfell Hall
Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849.
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New edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Physical Description:
xlix, 441 pages ; 20 cm.
"The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret. But as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips. Living under an assumed name, 'Helen Graham' is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. Combining a sensational story of a man's physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Bronte's optimistic belief in universal redemption. Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Bronte's novel scandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock."--BOOK JACKET.
General Note:
"Revised version of the 1993 World's Classics edition"--P. [vi].
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