Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship. But when her reclusive behavior becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed. The shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerges. Told with great immediacy, combined with wit and irony. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a powerful depiction of a woman’s fight for domestic independence and creative freedom.