Book recommendation…

This week from Mrs Jefferson, Head of English.

One of my favourite books is, ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte which is about a mysterious young widow who arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and soon finds herself the victim of local slander.

I would recommend it because the plot has twists and turns, violating social conventions and the laws of the day.  I also think she is possibly the best writer when compared to her sisters as it seems as though her ideas were ahead of the time she was writing in.  Unlike her sisters, Anne Bronte’s novel achieved instant success when first published; sadly, after her death, her sister, Charlotte, prevented its re-publication.

 

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