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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Anne Bront
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Chapter 19, and Huntington is still messing with Helen, but how will it end? #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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@BarkingMadRun When you're current read quotes your #PemberLittens Readalong. 🤓

“‘What the world stigmatises as romantic is often more nearly the truth,‘” quoted Vivien.

“The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” Lady Browning replied, surprising Vivien.

“Anne Brontë—the neglected one of the pack.”

BarkingMadRun That‘s amazing 13h
Graciouswarriorprincess I just picked this up at the library today. 13h
Ruthiella Love bookish serendipity like that! 13h
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Chapter 18…. Huntington comes to…. Um, hunt…. With Helen‘s father and some other boring men, and her pride messed things up just a little… #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie These daily synopsis are zen. Also ….um…. Hunt …. 22h
BarkingMadRun @TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️ 22h
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Chili Boy is he playing her like a fiddle. And she‘s falling for it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 21h
BarkingMadRun @Chili I know! Ugh! I‘m yelling at the book a lot lol 21h
eeclayton It's official: Helen tends to fall for men that don't deserve her. 20h
BarkingMadRun @eeclayton so so true!! 20h
rubyslippersreads “Oh, why can‘t I hate him?” Don‘t worry, Helen, I hate him enough for both of us. 20h
Clare-Dragonfly @Chili Yup!!! How does she not see that he‘s playing hard to get? 🤦🏻‍♀️ 16h
Bklover I think y‘all have said it all!🤣🤣 10h
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Chapter 17: History of Helen, part 2…. Mr Huntington Edition! #onlytheoldguyspropose #pemberlittens #chapteraday

julieclair Mr. Huntingdon seems pretty sleazy to me. I can't believe Helen is so head-over-heels for him that she thinks she can change and improve him. 2d
BarkingMadRun @julieclair I know! I‘m legit shaking my head. She‘s pretty young here, so maybe that‘s why, but girl. Have some sense! 2d
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julieclair He's probably her first love, and she has blinding stars in her eyes... 😍🤩 2d
Chili So is Mr. Huntingdon the reason she‘s hiding out at Wildfell Hall? She really should listen to her aunt. 2d
BarkingMadRun @Chili I wondered the same! I guess we will find out soon! 2d
Bookwormjillk I‘m waiting to see how evil Mr Huntington ends up being. (edited) 2d
BarkingMadRun @Bookwormjillk I have a feeling he‘s gonna be a bad guy 2d
DivineDiana @BarkingMadRun I‘m feeling the same! 😞 1d
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Chapter 16…. The Helen History…. #bore‘em #pemberlittens #chapteraday

julieclair At last we will get to hear her story! As for today's chapter... How glad I am that she refused that odious Mr. Boarham. 😝 3d
Chili She definitely dodged a bullet by rejecting Mr. Boarham. 3d
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BarkingMadRun @julieclair @chili I definitely agree! 3d
ravenlee Ugh - Mr. Boarham makes Mr. Collins start to look appealing! 3d
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3d
Clare-Dragonfly @ravenlee I was thinking of Mr. Collins too! Mr. Boarham is extremely tedious, but at least he doesn‘t simply refuse to believe Helen, so I‘m not sure who is worse… 3d
rubyslippersreads @ravenlee @Clare-Dragonfly Both gentlemen are awful enough to make remaining a spinster extremely attractive. 2d
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Chapter 15: Gil decides to give Helen a chance to explain herself, but I don‘t think he got what he was hoping for…. #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Clare-Dragonfly Well, he shouldn‘t. Because he‘s an ass. 🙄🙄🙄🤬🤬🤬 4d
TheBookHippie @Clare-Dragonfly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😡🙄 4d
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Chili Gilbert seriously needs to go sit in a corner. He‘s a total pain in the ass. Mrs. G doesn‘t owe him an explanation. 4d
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly yessssss 4d
Bklover The biggest thing I don‘t understand about this book is why she has any feelings whatsoever for Gilbert. He‘s such an ass. 4d
Ruthiella @Bklover Me too. The only thing I can think of is that in his immaturity, he is malleable. Maybe she thinks she can influence him in a way... 4d
BarkingMadRun @Bklover I agree! I know they had some great conversations, but surely that isn‘t more important than his behavior 4d
eeclayton @Bklover @BarkingMadRun @Ruthiella I agree with you, but remember that we know all of his inner thoughts, while Helen may not. He may have come across as less agressive/possessive/rude during their conversations than he truly is. 4d
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Chapter 14: Gil and Lawrence have a fight, and Gil wins? Just when you think you couldn‘t hate Gil more 🙄🤣 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Clare-Dragonfly “Oh, I just gave him a little smack with the handle of my whip. No big deal. He‘s overreacting! It‘s all the whip‘s fault, anyway. It has a HUGE METAL HORSE HEAD HANDLE.” 🙄🙄🙄 5d
Chili Gil is totally freaking losing it. 5d
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BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly I knowwwwww this guy is ridiculous! 5d
Liatrek Like I don‘t know what Helen sees in this guy! 5d
julieclair This was shocking to me! He's out of control. 5d
rubyslippersreads I‘m finally caught up. To put it (very) mildly, Gil is a pill. 5d
Bklover Yep. I‘m with @rubyslippersreads 5d
TheAromaofBooks Definitely not justifying Gilbert, who is spoiled and obnoxious, but seriously Lawrence was being pretty smug and annoying. I kind of wanted to bop him one myself! 😂 4d
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Chapter 13…. Enough said. #pemberlittens #chapteraday

MoonWitch94 My favorite meme of all time! 😂😂😂 Perfect for this chapter! 6d
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tpixie Lol 6d
ravenlee 😆🤣 6d
Clare-Dragonfly If only Gilbert could see it 😂😂😂 6d
Lcsmcat 😂😂😂 6d
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 6d
Liatrek Lol😂😂 5d
eeclayton 😂😂😂 5d
TheAromaofBooks I WANT to like Gilbert, but he's making it super difficult! 😂 5d
Chili Gilbert is making me cringe. 😬 5d
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Chapter 12 brings us some drama, and I really did not want to stop listening even though I finished the chapter just before reaching the end of my drive today.

#PemberLittens #audiobook

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Chapter 12…. Gil decides to visit Mrs G and she tells him that she will confess all….. tomorrow. He leaves but decided to go back, and catches her with Lawrence….. #pemberlittens #chapteraday PS… I wanted to just hold with “Helen is a hussy” but I‘m trying not to make snap judgements 🤣🤣

TheBookHippie 😅🫣🤐 1w
Liatrek Gilbert is so dramatic! “Like a passionate child I dashed myself on the ground” “ Torrent of tears” 😣😖😭 lol 7d
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Bklover I am seriously trying to like Gilbert but he is making it difficult! Tantrums! 🙄🙄🙄 6d
julieclair @BarkingMadRun I am convinced Helen is not a hussy (such a fun word!) I'm just not sure what she actually is.... 🤔 6d
julieclair And Gilbert... acting like a Peeping Tom... pretty creepy, actually. 6d
DivineDiana Agree @julieclair! I feel that Helen is a GOOD woman. There is much more to her story! As for Gilbert, I was quite angry that he continued to disregard Helen‘s request to leave. No respect for boundaries! (edited) 6d
Lcsmcat Definitely team Helen here. Gilbert needs to grow up. 6d
Chili Ugh! Gilbert the drama queen. 5d
rubyslippersreads @Bklover I‘m not even trying anymore. 😏 5d
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Chapter 11, abs Gil is being a good “brother” until the vicar comes over and says he tried to put Mrs G in her place. Everyone is gossiping, and now Gil is mad! #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie Everyone is gossiping!!!! 1w
BarkingMadRun @TheBookHippie so out of control! 1w
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRun it‘s my town in a nutshell 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
BarkingMadRun lol @TheBookHippie it‘s like my neighborhood 🙄🙄 1w
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Gil uses Arthur to get Mrs G to come outside and talk. Mrs G insists they stay friends, although she seems to like him. And then Lawrence shows up…. 🐎

tpixie Drama! 1w
BarkingMadRun @tpixie so much drama 🎭 1w
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Chili I think Mr. Lawrence knows what is up with her. Gilbert needs to take a chill pill. 1w
Clare-Dragonfly UGH, GILBERT. 1w
Bklover I‘m with @Clare-Dragonfly !🙄 1w
Lcsmcat @Chili Agreed! 1w
julieclair I‘m dying to know what the relationship is between Mrs. G and Mr. Lawrence. 🤔 1w
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Chapter 9: cattiness abounds when rumors fly about Mrs G, and Gil is mad at everyone! #butaretheytrue #timewilltell #pemberlittens #chapteraday

julieclair Ugh. Cattiness. Why are people always inclined to believe the worst? 1w
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Bklover Gilbert is sooooo self centered! Even when it sounds like he‘s being a decent human being he then throws in a comment that reminds you what a jerk he is! 1w
Bookwormjillk I almost for a minute liked Gil here but then he opened his mouth 😂 1w
Chili @Bookwormjillk 🤣so true!! He‘d be much more likable if he sat in the corner and didn‘t speak. He definitely needs to get off his high horse. 1w
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Playing catch-up today, and ugh, three chapters in a row of Gilbert's bullshit is almost too much to bear. He continues to act completely entitled to Mrs. G's time and attention, hounding her while she's trying to sketch, sucking up to her kid (giving him a dog, wtf?!), and trying to gift her a romantic book.Whenever she's less than thrilled with any of it, Gilbert is offended and "ready to weep with disappointment and vexation." Bitch, please.

BarkingMadRun 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Bklover Yes!!!!! I can‘t stand him! 1w
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Chapter 8: Gil is still crushing on Mrs Graham, who still wants nothing to do with him. He brings Arthur a puppy and Mrs G a book, and convinced her to take it as a gift, promising not to expect anything in return. He promises, even though he does want something in return… #pemberlittens #chapteraday

julieclair No way he's gonna keep that promise.... 2w
Lcsmcat @julieclair Nope. He won‘t. But I love that cover on Marmion @BarkingMadRun ! 2w
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BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat isn‘t it gorgeous? 2w
Chili He is so not going to keep that promise. I wonder how long it will take for him to really step in it. He doesn‘t strike me as the brightest bulb in the bunch. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Isn‘t it nice to know that Nice Guys have existed for hundreds of years and aren‘t a modern phenomenon? 🙄🙄🙄 2w
Bklover I still have a hard time accepting the “new” Gilbert- I think he‘s still self centered and a bit calculating. 2w
peanutnine @Clare-Dragonfly 💯 this 🙄 2w
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Finally caught back up with #pemberlittens #chapteraday and I‘m loving this book so far ❤️ Mrs. Graham is such an interesting character. Also, I love chapter titles❤️❤️❤️

Graywacke 😸! Cute 2w
DivineDiana Hmm. My copy does not have chapter titles. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
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Chapter 7: Fergus wants to meet Mrs Graham, but it doesn‘t go quite how he hoped. Gil organizes a trip to the ocean so Mrs Graham can paint. Gil divides his attention between Mrs G and Eliza, and neither are very happy, for very different reasons… #pemberlittens #chapteraday

peanutnine Ugh Fergus is so rude 2w
BarkingMadRun @peanutnine she sure put him in his place 🤣🤣 2w
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Lcsmcat @peanutnine pretty true to life adolescent boy, though. 2w
Chili Yup. Fergus is a pain in the butt. Why is Mr. Lawrence avoiding Mrs. Graham? He rented Wildfell Hall to her. 2w
BarkingMadRun @Chili I think he has a crush. I can‘t wait to see what it really is! 2w
Chili @BarkingMadRun I thought Mr. Lawrence had a thing for Jane Wilson. I think he might actually know Mrs. Graham‘s secret. 2w
BarkingMadRun @Chili definitely possible! 2w
quietjenn Haha, at Gil getting annoyed at Fergus for doing almost exactly what he does, i.e. making uninvited visits and asking impertinent questions and showing unwanted attention. 2w
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Chapter 6: Gil likes Mrs Graham a bit more, and spends a lot of time with Arthur as well. Turns out he‘s not the only one who likes her though…… interesting how quickly they all change their minds! #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Bklover That was fast! One minute he‘s looking down his judgmental nose at her and the next he‘s chasing her all over the fields! I‘m wondering if over time we are supposed to grow to like Gilbert- right now I don‘t much care for him. 2w
BarkingMadRun @Bklover I was wondering the same. He seems to be a bit of an ass right now 🤣 2w
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Chili I‘m not a Gilbert fan. I‘m also not a fan of Mrs. Graham. I do like Arthur and Sancho. Probably my favorite characters so far. 🤣 2w
BarkingMadRun @Chili 🤣🤣🤣🐶🐶🐶 2w
Lcsmcat @Chili Yes, Arthur is charming and Sanch lovable. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly @Chili I am completely with you there! The horses also seem pretty great. 2w
tpixie @Clare-Dragonfly lol the horses 🐴 Horses are great! 2w
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The more we discover about Mrs. Graham, the more the mysteries keep coming! Today we find out she's a painter, and a good one- Gilbert is impressed against his will. But we also discover that she's hiding out, and there's a portrait of a man that she refuses to comment on. When she doesn't respond to his questions exactly how Gil wants, he goes sullen again, but she smooths it over and makes peace as women always have to and he goes away placated.

Ruthiella Again, I just want to slap Gilbert. 😂 2w
Andrea313 @Ruthiella He had me for a second when he first came on the scene - actually admiring Helen's art, and being gracious about it?? But then he turned into a sulky, mansplaining baby again, and NO. 🚩🚩🚩 2w
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Chapter 5: where we find out that Mrs Graham is an artist, sells her paintings in London, and has… “a friend”. Hmmmmm little Arthur is somewhat useful 🤣 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie “A friend” 2w
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TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRun spit out my coffee laughing! 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Kids say the darndest things! 2w
Bklover See what I mean?! This has to be my favorite post this week! (edited) 2w
BarkingMadRun lol @Bklover I‘m so glad you like my posts! 2w
Chili Hehehehe outed by the rugrat 🤣 2w
tpixie Lol 😂 and great photo! 2w
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Started this tonight for #doublespin and I think I will join the #pemberlittens who are also reading this now. I think I picked this one for my “classic” (doublespin) because @BarkingMadRun is leading the buddyread and she makes wonderful buddyread posts. 😊 I think I‘ve caught up- could you please add me to the list @BarkingMadRun ??

BarkingMadRun Awwwwe thanks! I‘ll add you!! 2w
EvieBee I just love Anne! 1w
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OK, so I know it's my teetotalin' Baptist roots showing out here, but what is WITH these people and the drink?! Can we just let Helen live?? Folks go all pearl-clutcher when Mrs. Markham says that Helen doesn't imbibe, and Gilbert snidely observes that the party is better without her, and later tells Mr. Lawrence (maybe the only decent dude around) that she's a cold, hard bitch because she...has opinions! Woof. 0/10 would not recommend this party.

Ruthiella I don‘t know if the reader is supposed to feel this way or not, but I don‘t like Gilbert Markham. He‘s just an overgrown boy. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I was CRACKING UP when they were picking on her for not “making“ her FIVE YEAR OLD drink wine! 😂 What a terrible mother! 2w
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Andrea313 @Ruthiella Absolutely! Immature and self-centered and expects woman to flatter and fawn. Move along, little boy! 2w
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Chapter 4: while everybody is drinking and behaving badly, they talk smack about Mrs Graham and her opinions about drinking and behaving badly 🤷🏻‍♀️ #pemberlittens #chapteraday

ravenlee And nobody can figure out why she doesn‘t jump at the chance to be part of their company 🙄 2w
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee I know 🤣🤣🎉 2w
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jenniferw88 Can you stop tagging me please - I've got too many books on the go and think I'm going to end up very confused! 2w
BarkingMadRun @jenniferw88 I can take you off the list 2w
Clare-Dragonfly What is their obsession with thinking this five-year-old kid needs to drink wine?! 😂 2w
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly I know! Yikes, give the kid a break! 2w
Chili I‘m with Mrs. Graham in avoiding that bunch. Yikes! Let‘s force wine on a kid. Good grief! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Bookwormjillk So weird how much they want that kid to drink wine. 2w
mollyrotondo Don‘t control your boys… Meanwhile Mrs Markham tells her son who he shouldn‘t marry 🙄 hypocrisy much? I like how Mr Lawrence tries to put everyone in their place lol 2w
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A bit behind, but I have started #Pemberlittens selection.

BarkingMadRun Wonderful! 2w
Lindy Lilacs! 💜 2w
julieclair Pretty picture! 2w
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DivineDiana @Lindy They are one of my favorites. Always reminds me of my childhood. 2w
DivineDiana @julieclair Thank you! ❤️ 2w
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Mrs. Graham and Arthur trek out to see the Markhams, and hoo boy, these neighbors are hardly a good time. They think Mrs. G is a total helicopter parent and will make a "Miss Nancy" of her son and yikes on bikes, if the overt misogyny isn't enough to get your hackles up, just wait- here comes the lecturing! Gilbert can't stand that a woman doesn't like him and won't capitulate to his way of thinking, leaving our man-baby feeling vexed. Boohoo.

BarkingMadRun 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣hard to imagine something from a classic would be so relatable! 2w
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Sing it, sister! 🙌🏻

This seems like such a modern feminist attitude that if a contemporary writer were putting these words in a 19th-century woman‘s mouth, I might roll my eyes. #PemberLittens

Daisey This quote caught my attention as well! 2w
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I have a pretty copy!! #pemberlittens

Fun reread so far!

AmyG Beautiful photo! 2w
TLC49steps Adore this cover…and the china!! ☕️ 2w
TheBookHippie @TLC49steps a young girl made that for me, it makes me smile. 2w
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Chapter 3: the one where everyone argues over how to raise a child 🙄#pemberlittens #wildfellhall #chapteraday

TheBookHippie Like when we visit relatives 😝 2w
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tpixie @TheBookHippie lol 😂 yes 2w
julieclair @TheBookHippie Yes! And even if they manage to hold their tongues, their facial expression and body language makes their opinions clear, lol. 😂 But honestly, that scene was incredible. The impertinence and condescension. Ugh. 2w
TheBookHippie @julieclair just in time for Mother‘s Day … this is my in-laws… 2w
julieclair @TheBookHippie Start practicing your zen breathing exercises now... 😂🧘‍♀️ 2w
TheBookHippie @julieclair LOL 🧘🏻‍♀️ I stay home and avoid the world on Mother‘s Day. Tradition I started when I turned 45. I‘m allowed a peaceful beautiful day. I‘ve done my time 🤣 2w
julieclair @TheBookHippie What a lovely idea! Mother's Day the way YOU want it! And I bet books will be involved... 😃📚 2w
TheBookHippie @julieclair I‘m hiding in the library with Chinese food and an air mattress 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie sounds like a perfect Mother‘s Day to me! 2w
Chili @TheBookHippie 🤜🏻 I‘m hiding in my room with a stack of books. The perfect Mother‘s Day. 2w
julieclair @TheBookHippie Yum… Chinese food… this is getting better and better! 🥡👍😆 2w
mollyrotondo My edition‘s notes on this chapter talk about this book being an early example of the temperance novel. I love that this book explains the importance of understanding a family history of addiction and how it needs to be tempered in future generations in order to stop the cycle but is also very honest about how much to control this when raising a child since outright denial can lead to the same outcome of overindulgence. Really love her writing. 2w
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Chapter 2 and we're into quintessential Brontë territory- evocative descriptions of an eerie, wild landscape, including a decaying mansion with a decapitated swan bush out front. Is it giving Tim Burton or what? After a run-in with Mrs. Graham and child, our narrator goes to shake off the weirds with a visit to sweet Eliza and her amusing but shallow conversation, and Markham earns my ire by saying he hates cats. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, SIR. DEAD.

DivineDiana Love your chapter analysis! 😂 2w
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Chapter 2: a glimpse at Wildfell Hall and a couple of the inhabitants….. #pemberlittens #wildfellhall #chapteraday sorry this is so late, day 1 of vacay and we were in the car most of the day!

Chili Wildfell Hall sounds extremely depressing. I‘m not sure I could stay there. 2w
Lcsmcat It‘s a very Brontë beginning, isn‘t it? 2w
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TheBookHippie Hello darkness my old friend comes to mind. 🖤 2w
Clare-Dragonfly @Lcsmcat My thoughts exactly! 2w
BarkingMadRun @Chili I totally agree! And @Lcsmcat yes! Very Brontë for sure!! 2w
Bookwormjillk @Lcsmcat very Brontë! 2w
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I started listening to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall this evening on my walk. This is a first time read for me, and I‘m planning to listen to this audiobook version. I‘m looking forward to the #ChapterADay posts!

#audiobook #audiowalk #PemberLittens #1001books

BarkingMadRun Fabulous!! 3w
inthegreensandblues I'm listening to this one too 2w
Grandma8 What app are you using for audiobooks? 2w
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Daisey @Grandma8 I use several, but I‘m listening to this one through my library using Hoopla. 2w
BookBabe Beautiful building on the cover! 😃 2w
Daisey @BookBabe Yes, I think this cover makes Wildfell Hall out to be a nicer place than it sounds in the book. 2w
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First day and I‘m already behind, but here‘s my copy @BarkingMadRun ! An unexpectedly busy day left me with no reading time yet, but I hope to get a start this evening. #PemberLittens

BarkingMadRun Fabulous!! 3w
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I started this years ago but set it to the side, because life interrupted. However, I am so excited to start this again (and finish!). From what I remember, I was transfixed by the story, and Anne Brontë‘s writing was amazing.

I picked up this particular edition through BookOutlet some time ago. It‘s a rainy afternoon at my house, so a perfect time to start this. #PemberLittens

BarkingMadRun So pretty!! 3w
Mollyanna That is a pretty edition! 3w
ravenlee Nice-looking edition! 2w
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For this #pemberlittens selection, I'll mostly be reading this edition, although I'm sure I'll download the ebook for nighttime and/or commuting. I've never read this or any other Anne Bronte, so it will be good to finally do so.

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The top two books are Tenant in two volumes, from a 12-volume Brontë set that was my mom‘s. The bottom edition I bought for the lovely Edmund Dulac illustrations.

#PemberLittens #chapteraday

quietjenn So pretty! 3w
BarkingMadRun So cool!! 3w
LeahBergen Beautiful!! And hello to the #littlebrasshand. 😆 3w
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Leftcoastzen Nice ! 3w
AllDebooks How wonderful and what gorgeous books x 3w
Cathythoughts Very nice 💫 2w
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In March and April, life and work defeated me and absolutely destroyed my reading plans. Today marks a fresh start with the esteemed #PemberLittens and I am beyond psyched to dig into this fabulous work by Anne Brontë, the "overlooked" sister who some might say is really a surprisingly tenacious feminist queen. I'm so excited about this one!

BarkingMadRun That cover is amazing! 3w
Andrea313 @BarkingMadRun I love it so much! The Folio Society really outdid themselves with this one. ❤️📚 3w
quietjenn Gorgeous! 3w
Cathythoughts Great photo ♥️ 3w
Ruthiella Love that edition! 😍 I‘ve read this before and would agree that Anne Bronte was definitely pushing for equal rights in this novel. 3w
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repost for @BarkingMadRun:

Ok, #pemberlittens (and anyone else who wants to join us) today we begin reading #chapteraday post a pic of your cover abs tag me in it as we begin. I‘m reading this for the first time, are you? I‘ll comment below after I finish chapter one and I‘ll be posting the rest of the chapters after I‘ve finished. Stay tuned…

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2403391

BarkingMadRun Thank you for sharing! 3w
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This will be my first time reading super excited to finally read Anne Brontë ?#pemberlittens #chapteraday

Leftcoastzen I really need to get to this one too! Love your beautiful kitty! 3w
Gissy #BeltaneBox @Chrissyreadit @Sprainedbrain

I hope you feel better @paperwitchs Agsin, thank you so much for this beautiful box
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AmyG Yes, your cat is a beauty. 3w
paperwitchs ✨✨ of course b, lemme know if you ever need witchy help 3w
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I had a physical copy of this in my late teens/early 20s but haven‘t been able to locate it. I went with the free public domain kindle ebook. Just finished the first chapter and it made me recall how much I preferred Anne‘s writing to her sisters‘. #pemberlittens

Lcsmcat I may end up going back and forth between my mass market paperback and the eBook. I find that size harder to deal with these days. 3w
BarkingMadRun I loved the glimpse at all of the characters, should be fun to get to know them all! 3w
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My first time reading this, although as you can tell, I‘ve had this copy for a bit. #pemberlittens @BarkingMadRun

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#PemberLittens @BarkingMadRun I'm confused. Was going to listen to #TTOWH with this Audible freebie. Except Opening Line doesn't match up. Isn't the Opening Line: "You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827."⁉️

BarkingMadRun Yes, that‘s the opening line! How disappointing! Did they maybe just skip that line? 3w
Lcsmcat Yes, in my copy too. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat Looks like Chapter 2 matches up. Will set and listen later to see if I can figure out whats wrong? Or maybe its Abridged? 3w
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BarkingMadRun Hmmmmm maybe it‘s abridged? But why take out that first line? So strange! Glad it matched up for the next chapter though! 3w
megnews How long is it? Curiously, my library has an audio copy that‘s 2 hrs and one that 16 hours. Neither description says abridged or anything. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @megnews 16hrs 25min. Thats why I didn't think it was Abridged. 2Hour I suspect is or is more of a Performance. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Lcsmcat @megnews @BarkingMadRun Ok the 1st 4 min of Chapter 1 are someone talking about picking up their pen to share a long story. And then it begins with the Opening Line of: "You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827." 3w
Lcsmcat @Crinoline_Laphroaig How odd that they added that! 2w
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@BarkingMadRun - This is my first time reading this book as well and I am intrigued to see what it is all about!! Couldn't resist getting a pretty edition. Always on the lookout for an excuse to buy a lovely book!!

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BarkingMadRun Ohhhhh I love it! 3w
AllDebooks That is a beautiful edition 3w
sprainedbrain That‘s so pretty! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks @BarkingMadRun @AllDebooks @sprainedbrain - Thank you!! I had trouble deciding - there are several beautiful editions of this one!!! 3w
AllDebooks I love the story too, hope you enjoy it x 3w
DivineDiana Feeling sad that I just went with a Library edition. 😞 2w
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Ok, #pemberlittens (and anyone else who wants to join us) today we begin reading #chapteraday post a pic of your cover abs tag me in it as we begin. I‘m reading this for the first time, are you? I‘ll comment below after I finish chapter one and I‘ll be posting the rest of the chapters after I‘ve finished. Stay tuned…

sprainedbrain I love that cover! Excited to see what you all think of this book. ❤️ 3w
jenniferw88 Currently using Serial Reader but hope to get the Macmillan Collector's Library one with some birthday money! 3w
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BarkingMadRun An interesting beginning, for sure. A lively little glimpse at everyone, and the mysterious new tenant at Wildfell Hall. 3w
tpixie Great cover! I‘ll be doing audio & serial reader 📕 🎧 📕 3w
ravenlee My first time reading (starting later today) my paperback edition. 3w
Liatrek This will be my first time reading super excited to finally read Anne Brontë ? 3w
Chili I started using Serial Reader and I hope to get to the library tomorrow or Tuesday to get their copy. I have a feeling Fergus is going to get annoying. 3w
BarkingMadRun @Chili 🤣🤣🤣 same 3w
quietjenn This week be my first time and I'm really looking forward to it! 3w
MeganAnn This is my first time reading this one. Starting with Serial Reader, but if I like it I may buy myself a beautiful print copy before the month is over. 3w
TheBookHippie Oh I‘m in! 3w
Bookwormjillk I‘m reading for the first time too. It‘s an interesting start! 3w
DebinHawaii My first time. I started with a library e-book so no pretty cover. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But the first chapter was intriguing. 2w
eeclayton Another first timer here. I'm reading the Project Gutenberg ebook. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve read this before but it‘s been a few years and I feel like I didn‘t really get it. I‘m looking forward to reading with a group! I am also reading the Project Gutenberg ebook so no pretty cover. Can I be added to the tag list, please? 2w
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly added you! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! You have some fat ones here!!! 3w
BarkingMadRun @TheAromaofBooks at least that bottom one is just for Lady Susan. Some of them are big! (edited) 3w
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The Wizard of Wildfell Hall??? 🤣 #PemberLittens

batsy I'd read it for sure 😆 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly 😂 (username checks out!) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - I was thinking the same thing! 😂 1mo
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Ok #pemberlittens we will be starting this on May 1, and it has 53 chapters. Let‘s vote! Should we read one chapter a day or two? I‘m good with either one! If you are not tagged below and would like to join us, drop a comment below! I will add you to my daily tag list.

Lcsmcat One chapter a day gives anyone who gets behind a reasonable chance of catching up, but I‘ll go with whatever the group wants to do. 1mo
BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat yes! That‘s a great point! 1mo
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mollyrotondo Chapter a day! 1mo
megnews I prefer chapter a day. 1mo
MoonWitch94 A chapter a day! 1mo
ravenlee Chapter a day. If I get lost it‘s easy to figure out where I‘m supposed to be! (At least for the first month 😆) 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @ravenlee same!!! Once you get into the 2nd month you have to do math. 🤪 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig And me to the Tag List. Please and Thank you 1mo
BarkingMadRun @Crinoline_Laphroaig I will add you!! 1mo
Kdgordon88 Chapter a day 😊 1mo
rubyslippersreads One per day, please. 1mo
BarkingMadRun Looks like we will be doing a chapter a day! 1mo
julieclair One a day is perfect! 1mo
eeclayton I too vote for one chapter per day. It would make it easier for me to take part in the other two pemberlitten buddy reads as well. 1mo
peanutnine Please add me to the tag list 😊 1mo
inthegreensandblues Please add me to the tag list, Thanks 😄 1mo
DebinHawaii Can you add me to the list please. 🤗 4w
MeganAnn Please add me to your tag list! 😊 3w
BarkingMadRun @MeganAnn you‘re on there! 3w
MeganAnn @BarkingMadRun thank you!! 🎉 3w
nanuska_153 Tag me please! 3w
jenniferw88 Can you add me to the list to be tagged please? Thanks in advance! 3w
Librarybelle Please add me to the list. Thanks! 3w
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Our May/June #PemberLittens book by another author will be Anne Brontë‘s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

I‘ve read this in the last few years (LOVED it — it‘s my second favorite Brontë sister book), so I‘m hoping someone else would be willing to lead/host the readalong? Please comment if so!

The book has 53 chapters, so would lend itself well to a slow chapter-a-day buddy read, but of course that‘s up to the host. ?


sprainedbrain Again, tagging those who were interested in the initial post, but please comment if you want to be added to the list. And don‘t forget to let me know if you‘re up for leading! 1mo
BarkingMadRun I‘m in, I‘ve never read it. I can host, no problem 1mo
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ravenlee I‘m in for this read! 1mo
Chili I‘m in. I‘ve never read this. 1mo
megnews I‘m in for this read. 1mo
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun wonderful! Thank you! 1mo
MoonWitch94 I‘m in for this read! It‘s new to me & should be fun! 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m looking forward to this. It‘s been on my TBR list forever. 1mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m in! 1mo
quietjenn It will be new for me and I'm quite excited about it! 1mo
Lcsmcat I‘m interested. Can you add me to the tag list, please? 1mo
MeganAnn I‘m in for this one! What‘s your favorite Brontë sister book if this is second favorite? Jane Eyre? (edited) 1mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn Yes, ma‘am. Love Jane Eyre! 1mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain I love Jane Eyre too! As it‘s the only Brontë sister book I‘ve successfully finished it‘s my favorite by default. I bailed on Wurthering Heights a couple of times and haven‘t tried any of the other sister‘s works. 1mo
mollyrotondo I‘m definitely in! 1mo
tpixie Anne may be my favorite Brontë 1mo
eeclayton This has been on my TBR forever. I'm looking forward to reading it with all of you. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm in for this one - another new read for me!! 1mo
julieclair I'm in! I read it many years ago and remember nothing about it 🤷except that I liked it. 🙂 1mo
StolenBookmobile I‘m in! 1mo
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Wildfell Hall, same initials as Wuthering Heights, coincidence or intentional? Similar to Wuthering Heights as the narrator is within the story telling the story to someone within the story. Except this is by letter. As per Wuthering Heights, the surrounding landscape deteriorates the closer you get to Wildfell Hall. Symbolism of the deprivation upon reaching proximity of the property enclosure. Some notes of similariity to sister Emily‘s work.

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A good beginning, I am already invested in the story and am looking forward to seeing what happens next. Anne‘s writing has definitely improved from Agnes Grey to Wildfell Hall. It saddens me to not be indulged with other great works from these sisters. Such a cultural travesty death can bring at times. Michael Millward the reverend: Reminds me of Mr Pomblechook from Great Expectations. Arrogance and sternness and lack of empathy being heightened

Pip2 qualities whereby as a reverend is a disservice to his parishioners.
Richard Wilson sounds like a nice young man, someone I would befriend, at least in these earlier stages. Gilbert Markham is a little gossip and is a hypocrite in the sense of calling Robert one, and it sounds like his brother Fergus is not far behind. Jane Wilson sounds like a materialistic gold digger. And who prey tell is Halford? And why is Gilbert in debt to him?
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This is an absolute rage against the unfairness of a woman's place in society in the 19th century. It does delve into religion and morals heavily at times but this is no way detracts from the story of Gilbert and Helen. If anything it adds to the tension of their fraught situation and thwarted circumstance.
I couldn't recommend a better social commentary of the time.