Wives and Daughters - Compact Editions

by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Molly Gibson finds her life turned upside down when her widowed father remarries bringing a new step-mother and step-sister in to her home. This Compact Edition omits or cuts down some of the groupings of minor characters and background descriptions which do not relate to the main action and there are some reductions to overlong dialogue.

Wives and Daughters - Compact Editions Synopsis

Young Molly Gibson's life is overturned when her previously doting father remarries, bringing with him a manipulative step-mother and a sophisticated but troubled step-sister.

Can Molly keep her head when she becomes the centre of attention in a community rife with gossip? She finds herself acting as a go-between in her step-sister's love affairs - and in doing so risks destroying her reputation and her own chance of love and happiness?

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ISBN: 9780753822722
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780753822722
Publication date: 3rd May 2007
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
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About Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell was born in Chelsea, London, in 1810. Her father was a Unitarian minister and her mother died 13 months after her birth. Unable to raise her himself, her father sent the young Elizabeth to live with her aunt, Hannah Lumb, in Knutsford, Cheshire, in a town she later immortalized as Cranford. In 1832, when staying in Manchester, Elizabeth met and married William Gaskell, the minister of the Cross Street Unitarian Chapel. Most of William Gaskell’s parishioners were textile workers and Elizabeth was deeply shocked by the poverty she witnessed in industrial Manchester. The circles in which they moved included ...

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