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Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work By Elizabeth Gaskell

Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work
by Elizabeth Gaskell

Lizzie Leigh and a dark night's work
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Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work Summary


Opening with the death of James Leigh on Christmas Morning, 'Lizzie Leigh' tells the story of his family, and in particular his estranged daughter, the eponymous Lizzie, who disappeared from their lives when she became pregnant out of wedlock. When he dies, they go to Manchester to look for her and her brother, Will, falls in love with the respectable Susan Palmer, but feels he cannot declare his love because of his sister's disgrace. Elizabeth Gaskell here deals with important issues that were often ignored during the Victorian era. In 'A Dark Night's Work,' Edward Wilkins, a rich attorney, wants only the best for his daughter, Ellinor, who is in love with Ralph Corbet, despite Ralph's father believing an attorney's daughter to be beneath him. In a moment of passion Edward kills his partner, Mr Dunster, who had been embezzling his money and thus threatening Ellinor's chances of marrying the man she loves. It is a classic tale of the timeless themes of love and guilt.

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Sku
GOR002256820
Title
Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
130
ISBN 10
1845886208
ISBN 13
9781845886202
Prizes
N/A
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