The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Hardcover)

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Published in June 1848, less than a year before her death, Anne Bronte's second (and last) novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, is the somber account of the breakdown of a marriage in the face of alcoholism and infidelity. The novel enjoyed a modest success that led its publisher, the unscrupulous T.C. Newby, to issue a "Second Edition" less than two months later. The present edition, which completes the Clarendon Edition of the Novels of the Brontes, offers a text based on the collation of the first edition with the second. 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198125969
ISBN-10: 0198125968
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: October 18th, 2001
Pages: 574
Language: English
Series: Clarendon Edition of the Novels of the Brontes