Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Bronte

I needed this book. It was a good old English Literature book. This is the story of a woman whose hasty choice in marriage ends sadly, but is redeemed in the end with a happily ever after.

I don’t want to tell too much of the story because it will only ruin it. Most of it is easy to figure out as you read it. There aren’t any big surprises through the book, I can only think of once when I didn’t see something coming. The ending of this book was very pleasing for me. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out as I wanted it to. But I was pleasantly satisfied with the turn out of the story.

The main character, Helen acted very much like a woman in this book. She was hasty in her choices and didn’t think out the consequences when she married. She later made the right choice to leave her first husband until he could take care of his alcoholism. At this point she meets another man and falls in love with him. She makes wise choices to not act upon this love and returns to her first husband when she finds he is ill. I’ll leave it at that because I don’t want to spoil the end.

Anne Bronte writes similarly to her sisters. Fortunately her stories aren’t as dark. There was a sort of melancholy air about this book, but it didn’t end sadly. I was very glad about this. Sometime a good English Classic is needed to weigh out the not so good books.

1 comment:

*Caroline* said...

Heather! I love your blog about books! How fun!
I think you should write a review of the four feathers!
It's a great tale you know of long ago days when noble men disgraced themselves and shirked their duties. ;)
I miss you!