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Almost anarchic for its time,
This review is from: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
Anne always seems to be the leftover Bronte: not a genius like the reclusive Emily, or as prolific as Charlotte. But this novel shows her to be as rebellious as her sisters, albeit in a more realistic and socially-aware way.
This story of a romantic marriage over-turned and the survival of the wife is subversive and almost anarchic for the time in which it was written, and still manages to shock today.
Detailed, convincing and sometimes very painful, it is the dark underside to the sparkling romances of Austen and others which end with the marriage of the happy couple.