Ruth [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ruth is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in three volumes in 1853. The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fallen woman', a type of person normally outcast from respectable society. It examines the social stigma of illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, and the novel looks at whether the sinful can be reintegrated into ...
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Ruth

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Overview

Ruth is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in three volumes in 1853. The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fallen woman', a type of person normally outcast from respectable society. It examines the social stigma of illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, and the novel looks at whether the sinful can be reintegrated into society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014625890
  • Publisher: Philtre Libre
  • Publication date: 6/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 362 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2007

    A Classic

    Unlike so many of shallow modern novels, Ruth offers a rich, deep, character-driven story with a powerful ending.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    Excellent Book

    This is the best book I have read in a long time. It draws you in and really leads you to empathise with Ruth and her plight. It was wonderful.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    Too long and nothing much happens...

    But I liked it. If you like old fashion English romances were all the women faint, get very pale and get feverish that almost kill them just because they are sad, in love or something "bad" happened to them then you will love this! I enjoy but I know is just me not the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    A review

    A sweet sad story. It is told with quiet reserve and gentle truth. Slow moving but excellent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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