Mr. Harrison's Confessions: With Biographical Details

Mr. Harrison's Confessions: With Biographical Details

by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 
"Mr. Harrison’s Confessions" is an episodic tale best known for being a precursor and preview to its famous cousin Cranford. Indeed, like Cranford it invites readers to chuckle over the unlimited creativity of those wishing to slip no further in their social ranking. The story also has an odor of Knutsford about it in its bucolic setting and because it describes

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"Mr. Harrison’s Confessions" is an episodic tale best known for being a precursor and preview to its famous cousin Cranford. Indeed, like Cranford it invites readers to chuckle over the unlimited creativity of those wishing to slip no further in their social ranking. The story also has an odor of Knutsford about it in its bucolic setting and because it describes the life of a country doctor, a subject with which Mrs. Gaskell was intimately familiar as a young girl living in Knutsford and observing her uncle, Peter Holland. "Mr. Harrison's Confessions" features the protagonist's introduction, following study at Guy’s Hospital in London, into general practice in the country town of Duncombe. Much of the tale revolves around the potential for romantic misinterpretation by the middle-aged spinsters and matchmaking parents when this young, inexperienced, unmarried doctor begins to practice medicine. His mentor, Mr. Morgan, attempts to steer him on the right path, but he too,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105325946
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
282 KB

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Tremendously popular in her lifetime, the books of the English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) have often been overshadowed by her contemporaries the Brontës and George Eliot. Yet the reputation of her long-neglected masterpiece Wives and Daughters continues to grow. Gaskell wrote six novels in all — of which North and South and Cranford remain two of the best known — as well as numerous short stories, novellas, and a biography of her great friend Charlotte Brontё.

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