— Anne Brontë, livro The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Preface, 2nd edition (22 July 1848)
Fonte: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)
Contexto: I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be. All novels are, or should be, written for both men and women to read, and I am at loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be really disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for a man.