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Wives and Daughters (Wordsworth Classics) By Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters (Wordsworth Classics)
by Elizabeth Gaskell

A novel that follows the fortunes of two families in nineteenth century rural England. It focuses on family relationships - father, daughter and step-mother, father and sons, father and step-daughter. It portrays the world of the late 1820s and the forces of change within it.
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Wives and Daughters Summary


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 1820s 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 parent's marriage...

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Sku
GOR000349577
Title
Wives and Daughters (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
624
ISBN 10
1840224169
ISBN 13
9781840224160
Prizes
N/A
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