'A powerful novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin, religion and betrayal' Daily Mail
When the mysterious and beautiful young widow Helen Graham becomes the new tenant at Wildfell Hall rumours immediately begin to swirl around her. As her neighbour Gilbert Markham comes to discover, Helen has painful secrets buried in her past that even his love for her cannot easily overcome.
'Courageous and controversial' The Times
**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
The title of "the first feminist novel" has been awarded to other books, perhaps with less justice... a cracking page-turner
Courageous and controversial
A powerful novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin, religion and betrayal
Her unsentimental novels tackled topics like emotional abuse and gaslighting centuries ahead of their time. As her bicentenary passes, it’s time to revaluate ‘the other Brontë sister’.
From Marmee or Offred, writers have been inspired to create some of our most cherished and memorable characters through the lens of motherhood. Here we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite mothers, and depictions of motherhood, in classic literature.