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Primary-Initiative52 t1_jdv3c4b wrote

Reply to comment by Y_Brennan in Cancelled books? by FaithlessnessOdd9006

The Tennant of Wildfell Hall was written by Anne Bronte, not Charlotte. Perhaps you meant though that Charlotte hated Anne's book and deliberately tried to bury it? Sorry if I misunderstood you.


Y_Brennan t1_jdv42sw wrote

Yes that is what I meant. She hated the book and made sure it wouldn't be republished until about 40 years after her death.


Primary-Initiative52 t1_jdwtv79 wrote

Wow, I had no idea! Was Anne still living/aware that Charlotte was doing this? Pretty bitchy move Charlotte.


Y_Brennan t1_jdwu8bf wrote

Anne was dead which is why Charlotte had control over the rights. and it's not that charlotte fought against the book for fifty years as she died a few years after Anne but just that the book was essentially lost because of her.


Primary-Initiative52 t1_jdwxpgh wrote

Thank you so much for this information! Unlike Charlotte, I quite liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


Y_Brennan t1_jdx0h79 wrote

I am yet to read it. But Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are two of my favourites. So I do need to get around to it.