Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Anne Brontë and her Novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

I have always asked why Anne Brontë was less known than her two older sisters Emily and Charlotte!

In her novels I felt how contemporary she can be as she deals with class issues, arrogance and hypocrisy of the aristocracy, gender inequality, domestic violence, alcoholism, as well as creating strong female characters.  

Anne Brontë , the  British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, and her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,  is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Anne's life was cut short when she died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Painting of Brontë sisters ; Painting by Branwell Brontë

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