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  • Published: 30 May 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140434781
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $24.00

Wives and Daughters




Appearing in the new Classics livery in for the the BBC adaptation of Cranford in 2004

Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centres on the story of youthful Molly Gibson, brought up from childhood by her father. When he remarries a new stepsister, Cynthia, enters Molly's quiet life. Loveable but worldly and troubling, Cynthia's arrival alters Molly's daily life. The narrative traces the development of the two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford.

Wives and Daughters is far more than a nostalgic evocation of village life; it offers an ironic critique of mid-Victorian society

  • Published: 30 May 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140434781
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $24.00

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