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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Essay

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Ullmann is a freelance writer and editor. In the following essay, she discusses the dichotomy of country life and city life in Brontë’s novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Anne Brontë, in her novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, highlights the distinctions between city life and country life. The contrasts between London, known as Town, and everywhere else in England, which was largely the rural countryside, were important to nineteenth-century lifestyle. People of the upper class visited London during the Season, which was spring, when weather was mild and people were eager to get out of the house after being cooped up all winter. The Season is when Huntington makes his annual trip into London, although he often stays late into the summer as well. Being in London during the Season provided an important opportunity for socializing. During these visits, young ladies had the...

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