The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

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What are some important quotes from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë?

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Some important quotes from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (writing as Acton Bell):

"I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me."

This quote is spoken by Helen, the novel’s protagonist, to her Aunt Peggy when discussing her possible marriage to Arthur Huntington, who turns out to be an abusive alcoholic from whom Helen ultimately must escape. This quote is important because it explains what initially compels Helen to choose such a disastrous path.

He is very fond of me, almost too fond. I could do with less caressing and more rationality. I should like to be less of a pet and...

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"When i tell you not to marry without love, I do not advise you to marry for love alone - there are many, many other things to be considered"

 

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"first study; then approve; then love" Helen's aunt

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