Ruth

Ruth

by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

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 was published in 1853, and aroused almost as much censure for its shocking scenes as it did sympathy for the heroine.

Author Biography: Elizabeth Gleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) is also the author of Mary Barton, North and South, Cranford, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Sylvia's Lover, and Wives and Daughters.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940026297580
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 323 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) was an English author and social activist best known for her novel North and South, a searing portrait of the industrial revolution and the tale of an unlikely romance between a beautiful and headstrong minister’s daughter and a combative mill owner.

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Ruth 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike so many of shallow modern novels, Ruth offers a rich, deep, character-driven story with a powerful ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet sad story. It is told with quiet reserve and gentle truth. Slow moving but excellent.
Carmenhaydee More than 1 year ago
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.
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