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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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January 15, 2012
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February 28, 2012
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VMom
This is the first time I have read this, and it is danger of supplanting Jane Eyre as my favorite Victorian novel ever. Anne wanted to "tell the truth" and I think she really succeeded. It's honest, brave, and innately feminist book.
Edited to add: Also, it is not at all depressing or dreary unlike some other Victorian novels *coughWutheringHeights*cough* and actually had me giggling at some of the Gilbert parts.

This is the book Bella should have read before dating Fangboy or Furface! (Can we pu...more
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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