• Qui est la mystérieuse nouvelle locataire de Wildfell Hall ? D'où vient cette artiste qui se fait appeler Mrs Graham, se dit veuve et vit comme une recluse avec son jeune fils ? Son arrivée alimente toutes les rumeurs dans la petite commune et éveille l'intérêt d'un cultivateur, Gilbert Markham. Naît entre eux un amour qu'elle refuse de toutes ses forces. De plus, la famille de Gilbert s'oppose à cette relation et, petit à petit, Gilbert lui-même se met à douter de sa secrète amie. Pourquoi un voisin, Frederick Lawrence, veille-t-il si jalousement sur elle ? Entretiendraient-ils une liaison ?
    Publié en 1948, La Recluse de Wildfell Hall analyse sans concession la place des femmes dans la société victorienne. Ce livre est aujourd'hui considéré comme l'un des premiers romans féministes.

    Anne Brontë est née en 1820. Tout comme deux de ses soeurs aînées - Charlotte et Emily -, elle a été poète et écrivain. Très marquée par la mort (sa mère puis ses frères et soeurs), ses romans, au nombre de deux (Agnès Grey (1847) et La Recluse de Wildfell Hall (1848)), s'en ressentent fortement.

  • RÉSUMÉ

    Le second roman épistolaire de Anne Brontë (après Agnès Grey) raconte l'histoire d'une femme qui quitte son mari abusif et débauché, et doit subvenir à ses propres besoins et à ceux de son jeune fils. L'arrivée de Mrs Helen Graham, la nouvelle locataire du manoir de Wildfell, bouleverse la vie de Gilbert Markham, jeune cultivateur.


  • Agnès Grey


    de Anne Brontë


    Texte intégral. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.

    Agnès Grey est le premier des deux romans d'Anne Brontë. Publié en décembre 1847 sous le pseudonyme d'Acton Bell, le roman est fondé sur la propre expérience d'Anne comme gouvernante. Comme Jane Eyre, de sa soeur Charlotte (publié en octobre 1847), le livre décrit la position précaire des gouvernantes et la façon dont les jeunes femmes exerçant cette profession en sont affectées.
    Le roman raconte l'histoire d'Agnès Grey, fille du pasteur d'un village du nord de l'Angleterre. Ses parents ayant subi un revers de fortune, Agnès décide de les aider financièrement en occupant l'un des rares emplois permis aux femmes respectables au début de l'ère victorienne : elle devient gouvernante d'enfants de riche. Source Wikipédia.

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  • L'arrivée de Mrs Helen Graham, la nouvelle locataire du manoir de Wildfell, bouleverse la vie de Gilbert Markham, jeune cultivateur.Qui est cette mystérieuse artiste, qui se dit veuve et vit seule avec son jeune fils ? Quel lourd secret cache-t-elle ? Sa venue alimente les rumeurs des villageois et ne laisse pas Gilbert insensible. Cependant, la famille de ce dernier désapprouve leur union et lui-même commence à douter de Mrs Graham... Quel drame s'obstine-t-elle à lui cacher ? Et pourquoi son voisin, Frederick Lawrence, veille-t-il si jalousement sur elle ?Publié en 1848, La Dame du manoir de Wildfell analyse la place des femmes dans la société victorienne. Considéré comme l'un des tout premiers romans féministes, il entretient de nombreux liens avec Les Hauts de Hurlevent d'Emily Brontë et s'inspire de la descente aux enfers, de l'alcoolisme et de la débauche de leur frère Branwell, mort entre leurs bras.

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Nouv.

    Escaping from the confines of a bad marriage a woman shows up at the dilapidated mansion Wildfell Hall ready to start her life over.

    A bold and powerful novel, Anne Brontë's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (1848) is the story of Helen who defies conventions to find her true self. It portrays an aristocratic society steeped in patriarchal values and the marital strife Helen faces as her dissolute husband turns to drink. Fleeing with her son, she settles in the reclusive Elizabethan mansion, Wildfell Hall, to pursue an artist's career.

    This novel is told through letters and diary entries and explores the rich inner life of Helen. Its depiction of social norms and the desire to break free from social stagnation has made critics label it as one of the first fully-fledged feminist novels.

    "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is Anne Brontë's second and final novel. It was a great success that caused uproar upon publication and nothing short of a must-read masterpiece for fans of Victorian literature.



    Anne Brontë (1820-1849) was the youngest of the Brontë sisters and only wrote two novels during her short but influential career.

    Unlike the romantic aspirations of her older and more famous sisters, Charlotte and Emily, Anne instead infused her writing with irony and sarcasm and was regarded as the more radical of the sisters.

    She wrote about women's need to maintain independence, doing so under the guise of a male pen name, Acton Bell. Her two novels "Agnes Grey" (1846) and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (1848) challenged social and legal structures in Victorian Britain before she died from complications from tuberculosis at the age of 29.

  • 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.

  • Over a short period in the 1840s, the three Brontë sisters working in a remote English parsonage produced some of the best-loved and most-enduring of all novels: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights, and Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, a book that created a scandal when it was published in 1884 under the pseudonym Action Bell.
    Compelling in its imaginative power and bold naturalism, the novel opens in the autumn of 1827, when a mysterious woman who calls herself Helen Graham seeks refuge at the deso-late moorland mansion of Wildfell Hall. Bronte's enigmatic heroine becomes the object of gossip and jealousy as neighbors learn she is escaping from an abusive marriage and living under an assumed name. A daring story that exposed the dark brutality of Victorian chauvinism, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was nevertheless attacked by some critics as a celebration of the same excesses it criticized.
    'Every reader who has felt the power of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights comes, sooner or later, to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,' observed Bronte scholar Margaret Lane. 'Anne Bronte, with all the Bronte taste for violence and drama, and with her experience of the same rude scenes and savage Yorkshire tales that had fed the imaginations of her sisters, did not shrink. She used the material at hand, and shaped it with singular honesty and seriousness....Anne is a true Bronte.

  • Concerned for her family's financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households. Drawn from Anne Brontë's own experiences, Agnes Grey depicts the harsh conditions and class snobbery that governesses were often forced to endure. As Barbara A. Suess writes in her Introduction, "Brontë provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting."


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  • With an essay by Winifred Gerin.'She looked so like herself that I knew not how to bear it'In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a 'wicked woman' as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption, but scandalized readers of the time.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence. But Agnes's enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield children and then with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family; the only kindness she receives comes from Mr Weston, the sober young curate. Drawing on her own experience, Anne Brontë's first novel offers a compelling personal perspective on the desperate position of unmarried, educated women for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career open in Victorian society.

  • Anglais Agnes Grey

    Anne Bronte

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SAMANTHA ELLISWhen Agnes's father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living - as a governess. Working for the Bloomfields, her enthusiasm is soon dampened by isolation and the cruelty of the children in her charge. Agnes hopes for better in her second job, but when the scheming elder daughter Rosalie makes designs on Agnes's new friend, the kind curate Mr Weston, she feels herself silenced and sidelined. Becoming a governess is one thing, becoming invisible is quite another.

  • This ebook edition contains the unabridged and complete works of the Brontë Family (Anne, Charlotte, Emily, Branwell and Patrick Brontë) with a detailed and functional table of contents.
    The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816, in Thornton near Bradford), Emily (born 30 July 1818 in Thornton), and Anne (born 17 January 1820 in Thornton), are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under masculine pseudonyms, following the custom of the times practised by female writers. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.
    The three sisters and their brother, Branwell, were very close and they developed their childhood imaginations through the collaborative writing of increasingly complex stories. The confrontation with the deaths first of their mother then of their two older sisters marked them profoundly and influenced their writing.
    Their fame was due as much to their own tragic destinies as to their precociousness. Since their early deaths, and then the death of their father in 1861, they were subject to a following that did not cease to grow. Their home, the parsonage at Haworth in Yorkshire, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, has become a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
    Content:
    Charlotte Brontë's Novels:
    JANE EYRE
    SHIRLEY
    VILLETTE
    THE PROFESSOR
    EMMA
    Charlotte Brontë's Juvenilia:
    TALES OF ANGRIA
    MINA LAURY
    STANCLIFFE'S HOTEL
    THE STORY OF WILLIE ELLIN
    ALBION AND MARINA
    ANGRIA AND THE ANGRIANS
    TALES OF THE ISLANDERS
    THE GREEN DWARF
    Emily Brontë's Novel:
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    Anne Brontë's Novels:
    AGNES GREY
    THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
    The Poetry:
    POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL
    Patrick Brontë's Works:
    COTTAGE POEMS
    TWO SERMONS
    "AND THE WEARY ARE AT REST"
    Branwell Brontë:
    BRANWELL'S POETRY

  • Shirley

    Anne Bronte

    BnF collection ebooks - "A l'époque où les habitants de Fieldhead revinrent à Briarfield, Caroline était à peu près rétablie. Miss Keeldar, qui avait reçu par la poste des nouvelles de la convalescence de son amie, ne laissa pas une heure s'écouler entre son arrivée au manoir et sa visite à la rectorerie."BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

  • Nous avons tissé une toile à l'enfance,
    Une toile aérienne et ensoleillée
    Et dans la prime enfance détecté une source
    D'eau fraîche et non souillée.
    Charlotte Brontë

    Tout le monde connaît les soeurs Brontë :
    Charlotte, Emily et Anne.
    Mais le frère, Branwell ?
    Et leur enfance dissimulée à inventer des mondes et des langages ?
    À travers poèmes et proses inédits, ce recueil reconstruit le cheminement imaginaire - « le monde du dessous », écrivait Charlotte - au coeur de la création romanesque des Brontë et lui donne tout son sens.

  • Agnès Grey, une jeune-fille anglaise modeste de 19 ans, tente sa chance comme gouvernante afin d'aider sa famille ruinée après la soudaine infortune de son père qui est pasteur d'un village du nord de l'Angleterre.
    Chronique réaliste à la première personne à la manière de certaines oeuvres de Jane Austen, Agnes Grey est largement inspiré de l'expérience de gouvernante d'Anne Brontë dans l'Angleterre provinciale de son siècle, tout comme Jane Eyre (octobre 1847) de sa soeur Charlotte.
    Publié en décembre 1847 sous le pseudonyme d'Acton Bell, Agnes Grey paraît en France pour la première fois en 1859. Paru la même année que Les Hauts de Hurlevent et Jane Eyre des ses soeurs Emily et Charlotte, Agnès Grey est une chronique réaliste et satirique qui ne manque pas d'humour.

  • Anglais The Bronte Sisters

    Bronte Anne


    The most cherished novel from each of England's talented sisters, in one gorgeously packaged volume
    The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family.

  • Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject oflocal gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced.It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerge...Told with great immediacy, combined with wit and irony, THE TENANTOF WILDFELL HALL is a powerfully involving read.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of the Brontë Sisters " contains 8 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This collection of the works of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë includes the following novels:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1847
    Shirley by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1849
    Villette by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853
    The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, published after her death in 1857
    Emma by Charlotte Brontë (unfinished), published in 1860.
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, published in 1848
    Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, published in 1847
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, published in 1848
    The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855), Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics. Before writing novels, the sisters first published a volume of poetry in 1846. Many novels of the Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are based on women in Victorian England and the difficulties that they faced like few employment opportunities, dependence on men in the families for support, and social expectations.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Brontë Sisters: The Complete Novels (Unabridged)" contains 8 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This collection of the works of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë includes the following novels:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1847
    Shirley by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1849
    Villette by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853
    The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, published after her death in 1857
    Emma by Charlotte Brontë (unfinished), published in 1860.
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, published in 1848
    Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, published in 1847
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, published in 1848
    The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855), Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics. Before writing novels, the sisters first published a volume of poetry in 1846. Many novels of the Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are based on women in Victorian England and the difficulties that they faced like few employment opportunities, dependence on men in the families for support, and social expectations.

  • Shirley

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    • Ligaran
    • 6 Février 2015

    Extrait : "A l'époque où les habitants de Fieldhead revinrent à Briarfield, Caroline était à peu près rétablie. Miss Keeldar, qui avait reçu par la poste des nouvelles de la convalescence de son amie, ne laissa pas une heure s'écouler entre son arrivée au manoir et sa visite à la rectorerie."

  • Agnès Grey

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    • Ligaran
    • 26 Janvier 2015

    Extrait : "Toutes les histoires vraies portent avec elles une instruction, bien que dans quelques-unes le trésor soit difficile à trouver, et si mince en quantité, que le noyau sec et ridé ne vaut souvent pas la peine que l'on a eue de casser la noix. Qu'il en soit ainsi ou non de mon histoire, c'est ce dont je ne puis juger avec compétence. Je pense pourtant qu'elle peut être utile à quelques-uns, et intéressante pour d'autres ; (...)"

  • BnF collection ebooks - "Toutes les histoires vraies portent avec elles une instruction, bien que dans quelques-unes le trésor soit difficile à trouver, et si mince en quantité, que le noyau sec et ridé ne vaut souvent pas la peine que l'on a eue de casser la noix. Qu'il en soit ainsi ou non de mon histoire, c'est ce dont je ne puis juger avec compétence. Je pense pourtant qu'elle peut être utile à quelques-uns, et intéressante pour d'autres ;"BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

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