The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Critical Essay by Alisa M. Clapp

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SOURCE: “The Tenant of Patriarchal Culture: Anne Brontë's Problematic Female Artist,” in Michigan Academician, Vol. 28, No. 2, March, 1996, pp. 113-22.

In the following essay, Clapp evaluates Helen Huntingdon as a marginalized, and hence paradigmatic, Victorian female artist.

Unlike many writers in history, Anne Brontë has had the misfortune not to be unknown by literary critics but to be ignored. We know that she was the youngest sister of Charlotte and Emily, and even that she was a writer, but we rarely look at what she wrote. Even scholarship devoted to “the Brontë sisters” often fails to include the work of the youngest.1

Scholars suggest that much of Anne Brontë's obscurity derives from Charlotte herself, whose written “apologies”...

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