Wives and Daugthers
Widower Mr. Gibson decides to remarry for the sake of his daughter, Molly but his new wife proves to be insincere and selfish. Molly often stays with the Hamleys of Hamley Hall, spending time with their two sons, Osborne and Roger. Wives and Daughters which follows Molly as she grows into a young... show more
Widower Mr. Gibson decides to remarry for the sake of his daughter, Molly but his new wife proves to be insincere and selfish. Molly often stays with the Hamleys of Hamley Hall, spending time with their two sons, Osborne and Roger. Wives and Daughters which follows Molly as she grows into a young woman and falls in love is Elizabeth Gaskell s final novel, and her masterpiece.
Publish date: November 3rd 2013
Publisher: Empire Books
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
I listened to the Blackstone Audio book, read by Nadia May, who was wonderful and clearly enjoyed reading this book aloud. I don't think my experience would have been nearly as rich reading the book to myself. The downside is that it's almost 16 hours long! That's a pretty big time investment as a l...
Having heard a lot about Gaskell, I was prepared for something similar to Jane Austen. And in many instances, Gaskell fulfilled that expectation. This was a romance with the pre-requisite class distinction, harsh societal rules and busy bodies. Unfortunately, it also had Molly, the main characte...
I was prepared to be generous and give "Wives and Daughters" four stars for its sarcasm, deeply complex characters and many relevant themes. However there were small parts of the novel I did not like, and as the ending disappointed me gravely I ended on three stars instead.I adore Gaskell's biting s...
In Gaskell's final (and unfinished) novel, she focuses on the quiet English countryside, where the Gibson and Hamley families live. Molly is the heroine of the novel. She's very likeable, loving character; in fact, she seems to be the emotional voice of the story; everyone else prides themselves on ...
Why has it taken me so long to finally read this wonderful novel? I bought the Penguin edition when I was in my 20s, read a page or two, put it down and didn't pick it up again. The book sat on my shelf for years. For all I know, it could be there still. However, after university I went right off Vi...