Ruth

Ruth

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by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 

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A young orphan, Ruth Hilton, is seduced and then abandoned by the wealthy Henry Bellingham. She is left to bring up her child in a society thatoffers her no protection and seems to punish such innocence. Pretending to be a widow, Ruth is taken in by a minister and is given a chance to bring up her son whom she loves above all else. This was a crusading novel when it
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