The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elizabeth Signorotti

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Signorotti

SOURCE: “‘A Frame Perfect and Glorious’: Narrative Structure in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” in Victorian Newsletter, Vol. 87, Spring, 1995, pp. 20-25.

In the following essay, Signorotti details Brontë's analysis of Victorian gender roles in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, beginning with Gilbert's narrative “appropriation” of Helen's story and concluding with the feasibility of their marriage.

Early criticism of Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall focused as much, if not more, on the mysterious identity of the author Acton Bell, as on the text itself. Several contemporary critics argued that Acton Bell was simply another nom de plume for the more popular Currer Bell, while others speculated solely on the gender of...

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