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Wives and DaughtersGossiping and watchful society of Hollingford  As Molly matures and falls in love she learns to judge people for what they are not what they seem Through Molly the social values and changes of early th century England are brought to life in this timeless representation of human relationships The audiobook isthan just a nostalgic story of village life it offers an ironic critiue of mid Victorian society  Known as her last longest and perhaps finest work it was not uite complete when Gaskell died suddenly in The last section was written by Frederick Greenwood Narrator Biography  Prunella Scales is a classically trained stage actress but is best known for her role as Sybil. Gaskell's last novel is charmingly true to the conventions of its genre That is It's the kind of thing you'd like if you liked that kind of thing I do and for me 19th century novels are escapism I am always aware though of their whiteness and prejudices; their support and glamorization of the class system that is only tangentially critiued; and the unapologetic insistence on a maidenly reputation as women's chief valuation All that said imagining oneself to be a pampered lady of leisure in a gorgeous unspoiled countryside well there are worse ways to spent your free time And Gaskell is one of the best purveyors of that very old school reading experience

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Exclusively from Audible  Molly Gibson the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford lost her mother when she was a child Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks To Molly any stepmother would have been a shock but the new Mrs Gibson is a self absorbed petty widow and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage  Although Molly resents her stepmother Wives and PDF or she befriends her new step sister Cynthia who is loveable but worldly and troubling The audiobook chronicles their maturation into womanhood within the confines of the. Wives and Daughters has been a wonderful read Elizabeth Gaskell the biographer and friend of Charlotte Bronte wrote this novel over 150 years ago Yet it is a true testament to the study of human characterMolly Gibson the doctor’s only daughter is thrown into a new home order when her father remarries and brings along her own teen daughter The girls get along well but Molly closely observes Cynthia who is beautiful and enjoys the attention of many suitors However Cynthia is underhanded and always seems to be surrounded by secrets and mysteries Molly is pulled in as a messenger on the mishaps and her reputation is almost at stake in the small town This is an interesting comparison and contrast of the two girls as they make life choicesMolly strives to understand her new stepmother and sister and she pines for the days when it was simply she and her father But over time Molly’s purity shines forth her popularity increases her station is elevated and it looks like she will end up with Roger Hamley the man she has always understood and lovedNote The author died before writing the ending but much can be assumed from this memorable piece As in life there are no pat answers and as the saying goes “Stories must end somewhere”

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Wives and Daughters Read & Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ð ❴Reading❵ ➹ Wives and Daughters Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk Exclusively from Audible  Molly Gibson the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford lost her mother when Fawlty in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towersand for her role as ueen Elizabeth II in A uestion of Attribution for which she was nominated a BAFTA Her film appearances have included Stiff Upper Lips Howard's End and Wolf She was awarded the CBE for her services to drama in and the Patricia Rothermere Award for her contributions to British Theatre in More recent appearances have included the mini series The Shell Seekers a production of Carrie's War at the Apollo Theatre Horrid Henry The Movie and a guest appearance in the popular BBC radio comedy Cabin Pressure Julian Barnes' The Lemon Table and Anne Fine's Charm School are among the many audiobooks Prunella Scales has narrated . If you enjoy delineation of character a good storythe heroic brought down to earth then this is a wonderful story Mrs Gaskell is a genius at portraying drama and a portraying the normal everyday thought and life of men and women There is a lot to be enjoyed in what is now a historical setting and the interesting set of characters used to play out a story which is by turns full of pathos beauty and the humdrum