Wednesday, 19 March 2014

classic Elizabeth Gaskell WIVES AND DAUGHTERS (illustrated)
The Definitive Edition of WIVES AND DAUGHTERS
-Illustrated with the original illustrations by George du Maurier
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“If you love the George Eliot, Jane Austen, the Brontes, etc., you must read this book. It's very similar in style to those, but really finds a way to stand out for me because of a few reasons. First, Elizabeth Gaskell is simply very, very funny. She inserts comedy into this novel as often as every other emotion, and the jokes are truly timeless . . . Second, I felt that Gaskell's way of painting a portrait of life in a provincial English town in the 1830s very effective.” Emily

"Wives and Daughters is about the ordinary mysteries of life, [It's about] where love comes from, how it grows, how it can break our hearts, how it can bring happiness and fulfillment. It's about the mistakes we make and the secrets we have to keep." Sue Birtwistle, BBC

“After years as a widower, village doctor Mr Gibson has decided to remarry - something for which his daughter, Molly, is unprepared. Soon Molly's world is overturned by the arrival of a stepmother and a beautiful stepsister, Cynthia. The two girls form a close friendship - one that will be put to the test when they look set to become rivals in love.” BBC

“Towards the end of last year I spent many happy hours visiting a world so perfectly realised that it still lifts my heart when I think of it. I stepped into the middle of the 1830s, into the English countryside that Mrs Gaskell knew so well, I met people who were so real, fallible, interesting, and I became caught up in their lives and their stories.” Jane

WIVES AND DAUGHTERS is one of the most profound and engaging novels of all time. Presented in a beautiful edition specially designed for kindle, this is Elizabeth Gaskell’s masterpiece which will stay with you forever.

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