Wives And Daughters

Gaskel Elizabeth

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publisher Place: Ware
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: First Edition

Description: 596 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: With an Introduction and Notes by Dinny Thorold, University of Westminster. Gaskell s last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in nineteenth century rural England. At its core are family relationships father, daughter and step-mother, father and sons, father and step-daughter all tested and strained by the romantic entanglements that ensue. Despite its underlying seriousness, the prevailing tone is one of comedy. Gaskell vividly portrays the world of the late 1820 s and the forces of change within it, and her vision is always humane and progressive. The story is full of acute observation and sympathetic character-study: the feudal squire clinging to old values, his naturalist son welcoming the new world of science, the local doctor and his scheming second wife, the two girls brought together by their parents marriage...

ISBN: 9781840224160


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