European Literature Society: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

We’ve been reading the second half of Anne Brontë’s ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’, before heading to Haworth Parsonage on a School Trip; we’ll see where Anne grew up with her sisters – two other famous authors Emily and Charlotte. And we’ll hope to come to understand what drove Anne to write a novel that is considered by some to be one of the most important feminist novels written in English. May Sinclair, in 1913, said that “the slamming of [Helen’s] bedroom door against her husband reverberated throughout Victorian England”. In leaving her husband and taking away their child, Helen violates not only social conventions but also early 19th-century English law.

And, of course, there was cake.

Mr Ahern