The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (dramatic reading)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (dramatic reading)
by Anne Bronte (1820-1849)
A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son. She lives there under an assumed name, Helen Graham, and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham discovers her dark secrets. In her diary Helen writes about her husband’s physical and moral decline through alcohol and the world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. This passionate novel of betrayal is set within a moral framework tempered by Anne’s optimistic belief in universal salvation. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is mainly considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. May Sinclair, in 1913, said that the slamming of Helen’s bedroom door against her husband reverberated throughout Victorian England. In escaping from her husband, she violates not only social conventions, but also English law. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Gilbert Markham: DublinGothic
Mrs. Markham: Anise
Rose Markham: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Fergus Markham: Max K?rlinge
Helen Graham: Amanda Friday
Master Arthur Huntingdon: Grace
Frederick Lawrence: Robert Hoffman
Reverend Millward: Martin Geeson
Eliza Millward/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Mary Millward: Charlotte Duckett
Jane Wilson: April Gonzales
Mrs. Maxwell: Availle
Mr. Boarham/Elderly Traveler: Ernst Pattynama
Mr. Arthur Huntingdon: Chris Marcellus
Annabella Wilmot: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr. Maxwell/Servant: Ken Garrett
Millicent Hargrave: Kristingj
Lord Lowborough/Benson/Coachman: Algy Pug
Mr. Grimsby/John/Traveler: Chuck Williamson
Ralph Hattersley: Jason Mills
Rachel: Bev J. Stevens
Walter Hargrave: Noel Badrian
Esther Hargrave: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Hargrave/Old Woman: Rhonda Federman

Audio edited by Amanda Friday


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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Title-page of the first edition, 1848
Author(s) Anne Bront? (as “Acton Bell”)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Epistolary novel, Social criticism
Publisher Thomas Cautley Newby
Publication date June 1848
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 3 vols., 492, ?, ?