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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Bronte Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Penguin Classics presents Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series, read by the actress Juliet Stevenson.

She looked so like herself that I knew not how to bear it. In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a wicked woman as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son.

Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption, but scandalised readers of the time. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aine | 1/18/2014

    " Fabulous! Keep reading - it is worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Smith | 1/12/2014

    " The best books, I've found, are the ones that make me want to be a better person and a better christian at the end of it. This was one of those books. Helen is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaelee | 1/11/2014

    " At first I had a hard time getting into the language/run-on sentences/English sayings of the 1800s...but once I did, I didn't want to put this one down. Just ask my husband. I was pleasantly surprised at how fiercely Anne Bronte defends the morals she believed in. I was equally appalled at Mr. Huntingdon's (her husband) lack of morals. He should be very lucky that I was not his wife! I highly recommend this little gem of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/3/2014

    " 3 stars for the story; 4 stars for exquisite narrative writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 12/29/2013

    " I love this novel. It's filled with strong characters as well as presenting social commentary of the plight of women's rights without being overly maudlin "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 12/7/2013

    " I liked this novel by Anne Bronte (the lesser known Bronte sister) every bit as much as I liked Jane Eyre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth O'Callahan | 12/5/2013

    " The formatting of this book really dulled it down a lot, but she was certainly promising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/10/2013

    " I love the British writers of this period, and Charlotte Bronte's sister writes almost as well as she. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 10/6/2013

    " Other than my dislike for Markham (he was a lame main character) I loved this book! So far, my favorite of all the Bronte sisters' books. I felt like the story was way ahead of its time and Helen was a wonderfully strong female character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia Li | 9/19/2013

    " Engrossing. =) All time favourite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Lewis | 8/29/2013

    " groundbreaking for its time, a bit preachy for ours, ok story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 7/28/2013

    " It has been a long time since I've read this, but I love anything Bronte. I remember likening it to modern day women who have to leave dangerous and unhappy marriages and how for most it doesn't have the stigma or the need for secrecy as they did in the Bronte's time. I need to read it again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/10/2013

    " I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth and captivating this book was. I haven't read any of Anne Bronte's books before as she is not supposed to be the most talented of the sisters but I really liked this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beej | 5/31/2013

    " Hidden erotica, obvious Byronism, a wonderfully powerful novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gillian | 7/24/2012

    " Any book that can make you feel happy/angry/sad for the character is a darn good book in my library, and this one does it throughout. "

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