Ruth

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In Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell set out to portray, not 'the Condition of England' already famously addressed in Mary Barton, but the nature and sensibility of a fallen woman. Her orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced and then abandoned by wealthy young Henry Bellingham. Shamed in the eyes of society by her illegitimate son, and yet rejecting the opportunity to marry her seducer, Ruth finds a path that affirms we are not bound to repeat our mistakes. When Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell's second novel,...
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In Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell set out to portray, not 'the Condition of England' already famously addressed in Mary Barton, but the nature and sensibility of a fallen woman. Her orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced and then abandoned by wealthy young Henry Bellingham. Shamed in the eyes of society by her illegitimate son, and yet rejecting the opportunity to marry her seducer, Ruth finds a path that affirms we are not bound to repeat our mistakes. When Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell's second novel, appeared in 1853 its first reviewers were less scandalized than moved and intrigued. In considering a 'fallen woman', Gaskell explores the worlds of nineteenth-century experience concerned with women and family, sexuality, love and religion. She declared of her critics: 'It has made them talk and think a little on a subject which is so painful it requires all one's bravery not to hide one's head like an ostrich.'.

"Essential that this remain in print for Victorian culture studies."--Linda Shires, Syracuse University.

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"A generally good teaching edition at a reasonable price."--Christopher C. Dahl, University of Michigan, Dearborn

"Essential that this remain in print for Victorian culture studies."--Linda Shires, Syracuse University

"I'm happy that you have made Ruth affordable for classroom use. Ruth illuminates many of the conflicts over 'the fallen woman' as Christian martyr or feminist hero seen in more famous Victorian novels such as Tess and The Scarlet Letter. Your edition is well-edited and readably printed."--Dr. Jeanette Shumaker, San Diego State University (Imperial Valley Branch)

"OUP is the only publisher of this in paperback. It's a significant book for any Victorian literature course and particularly for one on Victorian women."--Eleanor McNees, University of Denver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554378459
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Dolin is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Culture, and Creative Arts at Curtin University of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Ruth Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Text

Ruth

Notes
Chronology

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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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