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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë
Edited by Herbert Rosengarten and with an Introduction by Margaret Smith

A Clarendon Press Publication

Clarendon Edition of the Novels of the Brontës

Published in June 1848, less than a year before her death, Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the somber account of the breakdown of a marriage in the face of alcoholism and infidelity. The introduction details the work's composition and early printing history, including its first publication in America; and the text is fully annotated. Appendices record the substantive variants in the first English and American editions, and discuss the author's belief in the doctrine of universal salvation.