History Literature / TheTenantOfWildfellHall

10th May '16 3:28:35 PM Furienna
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Mr. Hargrave thinks he's the selfless, gallant PrinceCharming who can rescue Helen from her misery, ignoring how miserable his own predatory persistence makes her.



14th Jan '16 3:04:30 PM roxana
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Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Notably the Reverend Mr. Bronte's advice to the beleaguered wife was to leave her husband for her own sake and her child's. She took his advice and it worked out for her. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.

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Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Notably the Reverend Mr. Bronte's advice to the beleaguered wife was to leave her husband for her own sake and her child's. She took his advice and it worked out for her. Its The novel's frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.
14th Jan '16 3:01:23 PM roxana
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Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.

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Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Notably the Reverend Mr. Bronte's advice to the beleaguered wife was to leave her husband for her own sake and her child's. She took his advice and it worked out for her. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.
10th Jul '15 8:38:13 PM CaptEquinox
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The novel sold extremely well at first, a close second to ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but its bracing assault on both drunkenness and the sexual DoubleStandard earned it a scandalous reputation. Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Bronte biographer Juliet Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.

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The novel sold extremely well at first, a close second to ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but its bracing assault on both drunkenness and the sexual DoubleStandard earned it a scandalous reputation. In fact, Bronte biographer Juliet Barker says it was "so profoundly disturbing to contemporary ideas of decency that it was to sink without trace for almost 150 years after its conception."

Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Bronte biographer Juliet Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.
10th Jul '15 8:36:47 PM CaptEquinox
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** In fact, it was BasedOnATrueStory; not Branwell's, but the wife of a local assistant pastor, who visited the parsonage and told Rev. Bronte exactly what her husband had been doing to her. Rev. Bronte (well known for his liberal views for the time) advised her to take her child and leave him. Eventually, she did.

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** In fact, it was BasedOnATrueStory; not Branwell's, but the wife of a local assistant pastor, who visited the Bronte parsonage and told Rev. Bronte exactly what her husband had been doing to her. Rev. Bronte (well known for his liberal views for the time) advised her to take her child children and leave him. Eventually, she did. Recovered, she came back to visit the parsonage a few years later -- just as Anne was starting on this, her second novel. Arthur resembles Branwell only in that he is not evil, just has weak moral character.
9th Jul '15 10:08:49 AM CaptEquinox
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The novel sold extremely well at first, a close second to ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but its bracing assault on both drunkenness and the sexual DoubleStandard earned it a scandalous reputation. Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.

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The novel sold extremely well at first, a close second to ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but its bracing assault on both drunkenness and the sexual DoubleStandard earned it a scandalous reputation. Its plot and characters have often been taken as a sly TakeThat to both Creator/EmilyBronte's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (the latter of which was written at the same time as ''Tenant''). Despite its early popularity, the novel slipped into relative obscurity following Charlotte refusing to allow the novel to be reprinted in 1850 alongside ''Wuthering Heights'' and Anne's own much less popular ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', deeming the work to be "[[CanonDiscontinuity an entire mistake.]]" Critics began to dismiss the book as well, believing it to be a mere manifestation of Anne's bitterness over her brother Branwell. However, evidence uncovered by Bronte biographer Juliet Barker reveals that it's more likely to have been based on a local case of extreme domestic violence witnessed by the sisters in the context of their father's pastoral work. Its frank treatment of sexuality and marital decay earned it more attention in later years.


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** In fact, it was BasedOnATrueStory; not Branwell's, but the wife of a local assistant pastor, who visited the parsonage and told Rev. Bronte exactly what her husband had been doing to her. Rev. Bronte (well known for his liberal views for the time) advised her to take her child and leave him. Eventually, she did.
31st Dec '14 10:34:00 AM nombretomado
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* NotSoDifferent: Gilbert tried some of the same pick-up lines on Helen as her StalkerWithACrush Mr. Hargrave. Fortunately, unlike the latter (and like many a JaneAusten hero), Gilbert knows how to take "No" for an answer.

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* NotSoDifferent: Gilbert tried some of the same pick-up lines on Helen as her StalkerWithACrush Mr. Hargrave. Fortunately, unlike the latter (and like many a JaneAusten Creator/JaneAusten hero), Gilbert knows how to take "No" for an answer.
6th Oct '14 10:32:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Mr. Hargrave, Helen's stalker who insists he's her KnightInShiningArmor, bears a striking resemblance to [[MansfieldPark Henry Crawford]].

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* {{Expy}}: Mr. Hargrave, Helen's stalker who insists he's her KnightInShiningArmor, bears a striking resemblance to [[MansfieldPark [[Literature/MansfieldPark Henry Crawford]].
28th Jun '14 6:06:31 PM WarriorEowyn
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* ByronicHero: Unlike in the more famous novels of the other Brontë sisters, none of the men remotely qualify as this, but ''Helen'' does: mysterious, isolated, and haunted by a dark past and bad decisions of her youth. Her situation in fact bears strong resemblance's to Mr. Rochester's in ''JaneEyre'' - [[spoiler: trying to get away from and move past a youthful and foolish marriage to an awful person, being a single parent, and facing the challenge of falling in love with a new person while still married]] - but her moral character is far superior.

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* ByronicHero: Unlike in the more famous novels of the other Brontë sisters, none of the men remotely qualify as this, but ''Helen'' does: mysterious, isolated, and haunted by a dark past and bad decisions of her youth. Her situation in fact bears strong resemblance's resemblances to Mr. Rochester's in ''JaneEyre'' - [[spoiler: trying to get away from and move past a youthful and foolish marriage to an awful person, being a single parent, and facing the challenge of falling in love with a new person while still married]] - but her moral character is far superior.
28th Jun '14 6:06:08 PM WarriorEowyn
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* ByronicHero: Unlike in the more famous novels of the other Brontë sisters, none of the men remotely qualify as this, but ''Helen'' does: mysterious, isolated, and haunted by a dark past and bad decisions of her youth. Her situation in fact bears strong resemblance's to Mr. Rochester's in ''JaneEyre'' [[spoiler: trying to get away from and move past a youthful and foolish marriage to an awful person, being a single parent, and facing the challenge of falling in love with a new person while still married]] but her moral character is far superior.

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* ByronicHero: Unlike in the more famous novels of the other Brontë sisters, none of the men remotely qualify as this, but ''Helen'' does: mysterious, isolated, and haunted by a dark past and bad decisions of her youth. Her situation in fact bears strong resemblance's to Mr. Rochester's in ''JaneEyre'' - [[spoiler: trying to get away from and move past a youthful and foolish marriage to an awful person, being a single parent, and facing the challenge of falling in love with a new person while still married]] - but her moral character is far superior.
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