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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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January 15, 2012
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Kerry
I'm done with Brontës. I feel like I've given them enough of a chance, but that's it, I'm out.

This barely squeaks by with a 2-star rating, which is only for the first part, that's told from the POV of Gilbert, and is just about gossipy country people. Fergus is actually pretty funny!

Unfortunately, that's it for levity. After that it's all violent alcoholics throwing chairs and having indiscreet affairs and being generally totally horrible. Anne Brontë has no subtlety. The bad guys are REALLY EF
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Melissa
I quite liked Anne's "scandalous" novel, even though the structure is a little weird (the letter format and Anne's insistence on using "direct" speech when coveying a conversation through a third (or fourth) person). "Nice" ladies don't write about drunkenness, gambling, and extra-marital sex - no matter how truthful - so Anne gets props for writing a story about a woman who would do anything to protect her child in a time where the father, no matter his character, has all legal rights to his ch ...more
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