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Anne Brontë's powerful novel is an exploration of a woman's struggle for creative freedom and domestic independence, and disturbed many readers on first publication, including her own sister Charlotte.

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

'She looked so like herself that I knew not how to bear it'
In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a 'wicked woman' as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption, but scandalized readers of the time.
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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780241198957

    April 18, 2016

    Penguin General UK

    576 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9780141199351

    August 10, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    446 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140434743

    February 29, 1996

    Penguin Classics

    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9780141974422

    August 22, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    560 pages

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