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    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4 out of 5 stars 255

    Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, this novel had an instant and phenomenal success and is widely considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. A mysterious widow, Mrs. Helen Graham, arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion. A source of curiosity for the small community, the reticent Helen and her young son Arthur are slowly drawn into the social circles of the village.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good story ruined by the narrator

    • By i. Ski on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4 out of 5 stars 171

    Having lost the family savings on risky investments, Richard Grey removes himself from family life and suffers a bout of depression. Feeling helpless and frustrated, his youngest daughter, Agnes, applies for a job as a governess to the children of a wealthy, upper-class, English family. Ecstatic at the thought that she has finally gained control and freedom over her own life, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield mansion armed with confidence and purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Kerry on 05-22-10

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Fleeing a disastrous marriage, Helen Huntingdon retreats to the desolate mansion, Wildfell Hall, with her son, Arthur. There, she makes her living as a painter. Finding it difficult to avoid her neighbors, she is soon an object of speculation and gossip. Brontë portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performances

    • By Karen on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Piers Wehner, Katy Carmichael
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    When Helen Graham shut her bedroom door on her abusive, drunken husband, it was a door-slam heard around the world. Escaping to Wildfell Hall after a loveless marriage, Helen, our mysterious tenant, lives in quiet seclusion, while her reclusive nature quickly becomes the subject of local gossip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    The story of a woman's struggle for independence from an abusive husband. Helen 'Graham' has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage and to protect her young son from the influence of his father. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter. Gilbert Markham, a local man intrigued by the beautiful young 'widow' offers his friendship but becomes distrustful when her reclusive behaviour sparks rumours and speculation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommended

    • By Christopher on 02-02-07

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 2

    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Perhaps England's greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three?

    The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne, together with their brother Patrick, are famed throughout the world. And amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course, being Brontë's, they were rather good at that too.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Written when she was 26, Agnes Grey is Anne Bronte's first novel. It tells the story of a rector's daughter who has to earn her living as a governess. Drawing directly from her own experiences, Anne Bronte set out to describe the immense pressures that the governess' life involved: the frustration, the isolation, and the insensitive and cruel treatment on the part of employers and their families.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • underrated classic

    • By connie on 06-06-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In her daring first novel, the youngest Brontë sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the 19th century, Bronte accepted the only "respectable" employment available - and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reader! A classic story for the ages.

    • By gunnerThrax on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What if Darcy had gone over to the Dark Side?

    • By Joseph R on 02-28-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Written when women---and workers generally---had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-19th-century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From its opening sentences Agnes Grey introduces a heroine who is honest, perceptive and charming. Unfortunately, the Bloomfields, who engage her as a governess, are rather less appealing, and the incarnation of the suppressed cruelties and hypocrisies of the Victorian age. When Agnes moves to a marginally less alarming family, one of her charges sets out to disrupt her only romantic hope. Critical, satirical, direct, and honest, Agnes Grey is a fine reflection of its author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Bronte author - Anne Bronte

    • By Lene M. Jaqua on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nicely done

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $19.19

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Anne Bronte's novel is the story of the beautiful and mysterious Helen Graham, who arrives at Wildfell Hall suddenly one day. No one knows who she is or where she has come from, and Gilbert Markham, a young farmer who has fallen in love with her, sets out to find some answers. This is an ambitious and successful work that is a real pleasure to listen to.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 1

    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Perhaps England’s greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three?

    The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne, together with their brother Patrick, are famed throughout the world. And amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course, being Brontë’s, they were rather good at that too.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 2

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Anne Bronte, HP Lovecraft, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd, David Rintoul
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a beautiful young woman, thought to be recently widowed, suddenly moves into the half ruined Wildfell Hall with her five year old son, young squire Gilbert Markham and the local residents are intrigued. Gilbert meets the aloof newcomer Helen Graham by chance, falls in love with her, and she with him. Their passion is held in check by her mysterious relationship with the handsome but cruel Arthur Huntingdon. Her dramatic flight from him is revealed in her journal – a story within a story.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Poems by the Brontës

    • The Early Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charlotte, Emily, and Anne examine life on the moors, romance, and death in a series of lyric poems that were written in their early years.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Libby Gohn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Bronte (writing under the pen name of Acton Bell), first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Bronte suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Bronte's own experiences as a governess for five years.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
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    Helen Graham, aloof and thought to be recently widowed, moves into the half-ruined Wildfell Hall with her five-year-old son. She meets and falls in love with the young Squire Gilbert Markham. However, their passion is held in check by Helen's mysterious relationship with the handsome but cruel Arthur Huntingdon, a character modelled on Anne Bronte's alcoholic brother, Branwell.

    Regular price: $10.27