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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Eve Matheson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced and then abandoned by wealthy 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie Winkler | 2/5/2014

    " One of the reasons I love the Victorian Era of literature is because of all the wonderful women novelists that emerged at that time. Gaskell is one of the best writers of the era. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ian | 1/9/2014

    " Ruth is, to the modern reader, an interesting piece of social history and a damning indictment of the Victorians' attitude to illegitimacy. However I did think that it dragged in places and was overly sentimental, especially towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky | 12/18/2013

    " I was a bit skeptical about this book because it's about an unmarried girl who becomes pregnant as a teenager. Because of the author, and the time period it was written, I decided to try it anyway. I loved it! It's an amazing story of repentance and forgiveness, a totally different type of story from a lot of her other books. The girl realizes in full her mistake, and while surrounded by a society for which there is no tolerance for a woman like her with few exceptions, devotes her life to being and teaching her son all that is good and virtuous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca Curtis | 12/18/2013

    " Love this book! a simaler story to Hester Pryne in a Scarlet letter but with a better moral lesson. who are we to judge someones past when they have proved themselves to society? wonderful! "

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