Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Book Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Tenant of Wildfell Halltells the story of Mrs. Graham, a mysterious woman who comes to live at Wildfell Hall. Her entrance into the quiet neighborhood inspires interest and gossip. When Gilbert Markham falls in love with his supposedly widowed neighbor, she decides to share her story with him. Her marriage to a dissolute, unfaithful, and cruel husband is chronicled in her diary and leads to the drastic measures she took to escape from him.

This really was a beautiful and I imagine fairly controversial story. Helen Graham, as she calls herself, is a woman who endures all kinds of indignities and sufferings at the hand of her husband. But, her independent spirit and will to help her child enable her to finally escape from him. The writing is lovely and the story engaging. Too bad this classic seems off the radar. I almost like this one better than her sisters' famous works.

s-factor: !

A few.

mrg-factor: none
Though it has mature themes.

v-factor: ->
Some small incidents.

Overall rating: ****

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