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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall / Anne Brontë〔Penguin Classics Book〕/ Complete and Unabridged

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Condition: 7/10 due to storage Anne’s Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall are rarely read now, even though they were the most popular of the Brontë books while the sisters were alive. While Charlotte Bronte is brilliant in describing landscapes and social environment Anne surpasses them in her ability to analyse character and to delve into the human emotions. In The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte tackled a women's issue in a frame story narrated by a male protagonist who relates the narrative of an abused wife with whom he falls in love. Her integrity, based on religious faith, requires her to remain faithful to the husband who was neither kind nor faithful to her; she returns to care for him on his deathbed. Yet her narrative clearly exposed the double standard for men and women as well as the plight of wives caught in unhappy marriages. --- review by Deborah DC Truly a literary masterpiece.

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