Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell by Elizabeth Gaskell

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. The title of the novel refers to the main character Ruth Hilton, an orphaned young seamstress who is seduced and then abandoned by gentleman Henry Bellingham. Ruth, pregnant and alone, is taken in by a minister and his sister. They conceal her single status under the pretence of widowhood in order to protect her child from the social stigma of illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, which is threatened by the return of Bellingham and the revelation of her secret.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150364301
Publisher: Consumer Oriented Ebooks Publisher
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Series: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Books , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 508 KB

About the Author

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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