The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Critical Essay by Arlene M. Jackson

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Critical Review by Rambler

SOURCE: “Mr. Bell's New Novel,” in Rambler, Vol. 3, September, 1848, pp. 65-66.

In the following anonymous review, the critic compares The Tenant of Wildfell Hall to Jane Eyre, claiming that the two were written by the same author, and that both are deplorable in nature.

The names of Acton Bell, Currer Bell, and Ellis Bell, are now pretty generally recognised as mere noms de guerre in the literary world. The novels lately published by these supposed individuals, or at least those which have the names of the first two of the three, are too palpably the work of one hand to deceive even the unpractised critic; while few people would doubt that that hand belonged to a woman, and, as we suspect, a Yorkshirewoman. Jane Eyre is the best known of all the tales bearing the Bell designation; and...

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