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Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Written by Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall goes into uncharted territory for novels of the 19th century, I’ve read.  The story follows Helen, a smart, beautiful heroine who sets her cap for Arthur Huntington, a handsome rake. 238 more words

19th Century

Book Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, first published in 1848, and then again in 1994 by Wordsworth Classics in the edition I read it. 646 more words


Wildfell Wanderings

I’m currently reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and I noticed that one of the characters, when looking out to sea, used the term ‘seamew’ for a sea bird. 496 more words

Anne Brontë: Giving the Forgotten Sister and Badass Feminist Author Her Due

Anne Brontë, born on January 17, 1820, is often the butt of Brontë jokes. She’s known as the forgotten Brontë sister, or the one with less talent compared to preternatural geniuses Charlotte and Emily. 681 more words


Books for a wet and windy night?

Last night it poured. Most of the night in fact, which in my house doesn’t lend itself to a good night’s sleep as we sleep under the eaves and have two roof lights, somehow rain landing directly on the glass is a lot more noisy than rain landing on the roof itself. 656 more words

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (1848)

This week, in reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (1848), I was particularly taken with a short passage from Chapter II, in which Gilbert first meets Helen and her son. 884 more words


Retro Reading (My "Blackout" Post)

I imagine most people reading this are aware of #HaleNo and the decision of some book bloggers (especially in YA and romance) not to run reviews of new books for a short period of time. 1,362 more words

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