WIVES AND DAUGHTERS


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WIVES AND DAUGHTERS

ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 33036    Product format: Paperback

Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in 19th 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 if 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 schemeing second wife, the two girls brought together by their parents' marriage... 624pp. Paperback.
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ISBN 9781840224160
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