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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

New from Historium Press Classics with a foreword by Mark Campbell, author of "Anne Brontë A Testament of My Life"

Originally published in 1848, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is the second of only two novels written by Anne Bronte. Considered one of the first feminist novels because it challenged the social norms of the Victorian era, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is essentially a romantic novel that is chiefly concerned with the relationship between Gilbert Markham, a prosperous farmer, and the mysterious widow Mrs. Helen Graham, who takes up residence in the nearby tumbledown mansion of Wildfell Hall. A classic of the Victorian era, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is a must-read for fans of the Brontë sisters.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.

At 19 she left Haworth and worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She published a volume of poetry with her sisters and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Like her poems, both her novels were first published under the masculine pen name of Acton Bell. Anne's life was cut short when she died of what is now suspected to be pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Partly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is not as well known as her sisters. However, her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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