Book Beginnings: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827.
~The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Any book that begins with a sentence in which the narrator/author tells me I must go back in time or to another place (or both) makes me feel like this is going to be a great book 🙂 And, so far, I’m really enjoying this one. The narrator of this story, Gilbert Markham, is writing his memories of 1827 to a friend–although we don’t know the friend, just the name, at the beginning (and I’m not sure that we’ll ever actually get to know the friend). And I have a feeling things are just about to blow up! I’m only in the 9th chapter of 53, but I don’t see how all of the drama I know is in the book won’t be starting soon 🙂

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme, hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday.

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One thought on “Book Beginnings: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I agree–I can’t help but think a book with that kind of start will be a good one. I hope you enjoy the rest of it!

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