OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

ISBN : 9780199207558

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¥1,463
著者: 
Anne Brontë; Josephine McDonagh; Herbert Rosengarten
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496 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
128 x 196 mm
刊行日
2008年04月
シリーズ
Oxford World's Classics
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  • A new edition of Anne Brontë's compelling novel about the destructive consequences of alcoholism on a marriage, featuring a wide-ranging new introduction, and up-to-date editorial material.
  • New, wide-ranging introduction by Josephine McDonagh examines the intellectual and cultural context of the novel, its complex narrative structure and the contemporary moral and medical debates about alcohol and the body with which the novel engages.
  • Reprints the authoritative Clarendon text in improved typesetting.
  • Improved chronology
  • Up-to-date bibliography
  • Additional notes draw attention to the novel's use of contemporary medical publications on the effects of alcohol, on the study of physiognomy and phrenology and on the author's wide range of reading.

New to this Edition:

  • New, wide-ranging introduction by Josephine McDonagh examines the intellectual and cultural context of the novel, its complex narrative structure and the contemporary moral and medical debates about alcohol and the body with which the novel engages.
  • New, up-to-date bibliography
  • Improved chronology
  • Additional notes draw attention to the novel's use of contemporary medical publications on the effects of alcohol, on the study of physiognomy and phrenology and on the author's wide range of reading.

   
'he looked up wistfully in my face, and gravely asked - "Mamma, why are you so wicked?"'
   
The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret. But as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips. Living under an assumed name, 'Helen Graham' is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. Combining a sensational story of a man's physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Brontë's optimistic belief in universal redemption. Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Brontë's novel scandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock.  

目次: 

Note on this edition
Abbreviations usedd in this edition
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Anne Brontë
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
Explanatory Notes

著者について: 

Anne Brontë
Edited by Herbert Rosengarten, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and with an Introduction by Josephine McDonagh, Professor of Victorian Literature, University of Oxford

The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret. But as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips.

Living under an assumed name, ‘Helen Graham’ is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled.

Combining a sensational story of a man’s physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Brontë’s optimistic belief in universal redemption.

Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Brontë’s novel scandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock.

Click on the links below to hear Josephine McDonagh, who has written a new introduction to the Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, introduce the novel.

Introducing the “Cinderella Brontë”
Anne Brontë died of TB aged 26 shortly after the publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne's life and the imaginative world she and her siblings - Emily, Charlotte, and Branwell - inhabited [2:41]

Anne inscribed the words “Sick of mankind and their disgusting ways” at the back of her prayer book.
Was Anne disappointed in love? [1:49]

Approaching the novel
What will readers familiar with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights make of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?
Learn how Anne approached the themes of marriage, the role of women and masculinity which also preoccupied her sisters [3:03]

Josephine McDonagh also discusses the ways in which Anne’s brother, Branwell, provided a model for the character of the charming but dissipated Arthur Huntingdon in the novel
Understand how Anne Brontë structures her narrative and why the book has been called “the longest letter in English literature” [2:51]

The moral and physical education of Helen’s young son is a central preoccupation of the novel, drawing in as it does the themes of the dangers of alcoholism (to which both Helen’s father and husband had succumbed)
What it means to be a man in the novel [3:16]

“Vulgar, coarse, and brutal”
Some contemporary critics condemned the novel for its frank treatment of shocking themes: adultery, alcoholism and marital violence. Even Anne’s sister were less than enthusiastic in their praise for the book, yet many readers found it a thrilling read.
How the book has been received [4:03]

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