Two families from rural 19th century England are tested and tried in Elizabeth Gaskell's classic Wives and Daughters. Vividly portraying the world of the early 1800s, this story is full of observation and character studies with a deft undertone of comedy. 596 pages, softcover.
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Date:July 9, 2008
I loved this book! It's very long but for it keeps your attention to the very last page. The story centers around the life of 17-year-old Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widower/country doctor. Many changes come upon Molly and her "normal" life: A new mother and step sister, secrets, gossip, and unbeknownst love. If you like this book, you'll enjoy the movie adaption as well starring Junstine Waddell.