Collins, 1900, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Later, Illustrated By: A. Pearse
Publisher Marketing: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the second and final novel by the English author Anne Bronte. It was first published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell. Probably the most shocking of the Brontes' novels, it had an instant and phenomenal success. The novel is framed as a series of letters from Gilbert Markham to his friend and brother-in-law about the events connected with the meeting of his wife. A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son and servant. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert befriends Helen and discovers her past. In her diary, Helen depicts her husband's physical and moral decline through alcohol and her desperate attempts to save their son from his influence in the dissipated aristocratic society from which she ultimately flees. The depiction of marital strife and women's professional identification has also a strong moral message mitigated by authors's belief in universal salvation. Burgundy Coloured Leather. Size: 140mm - 180mm. 512 pages. Faded Gilt On Top Edge. Covers have some shelf-wear and rubbing as well as some bumping to corners and extremiies. Gilt text on spine. Illustrator: A. Pearse. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18566.