by Judith Rossner

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar—a haunting tale of forbidden love set against the backdrop of the American industrial revolution.

This is the story of Emmeline Mosher, who, before her fourteenth birthday, was sent from her home on a farm in Maine to support her family by working in a cotton mill in Massachusetts.

So begins the sixth novel by the author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar. But nothing Judith Rossner has written can prepare the reader for this haunting love story of a young girl thrust into one of America’s early industrial towns, then drawn into a love affair for which she is far from ready.

In Emmeline, Rossner brings us the intensity, grasp of character, and storytelling ability that have distinguished her novels of modern women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476774848
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 331
Sales rank: 572,890
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Judith Rossner [1935–2005] was an American novelist, most famous for the bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1975). A lifelong New Yorker, her books centered around the themes of urban alienation and gender relations.

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Emmeline 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is wonderful, but sad. This true story highlights the strength of a young, frightened girl from backwater Maine. She leaves everything she knows to save her family from the humiliation of being auctioned off as paupers. However, it also demonstrates the dark side of humanity to turn their back on one of their own who needs their love and help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost all of what you wrote in 2005 is also true for me. This an excellent book with a totally unexpected end. I have read it over many times
Guest More than 1 year ago
EMMELINE is my favorite book. i was so happy to be able to actually review, & share my thoughts about this book that i first read many years ago(1981) i am very disappointed that you didn't print my review,as i feel a real connection to EMMELINE. it is one of a very few books i have read again & again over the years. i can't explain why i am so upset about this---i guess i thought my opinion would matter,as i feel so strongly about EMMELINES life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 1981. since then i have re-read it again & again (all or part). It is a haunting book, in that you think about it long after reading it. Emmeline also touched me, like no other ever has. this is by far my favorite novel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read!! It was absolutely incredible, You will NEVER forget it! The ending was great, as was the beginning middle and end.