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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Patience Tomlinson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly, and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth.

Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony, and brilliant social observation that link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England. The most mature and rewarding of her novels, Wives and Daughters placed Elizabeth Gaskell in the first rank of English authors.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angie Bollard | 2/11/2014

    " It really is too bad that Ms. Gaskill didn't live to finish this novel. She only had a chapter left. And even though her editor knew the gist of what would happen in the story, it's not quite the same as reading it straight from her pen. In the beginning of the story, I absolutely hated Hycinth. She is a liar and makes poor Molly look bad. I cringed when I learned that she was to become Molly's step-mother. But even though she still lies, schemes, and plots, Molly is not affected by her because she chooses not to be and because everyone already knows that she's a liar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Miste | 2/9/2014

    " Nicely written book from around the Austen era. Had seen it on PBS and wondered how the book would compare to the TV production. Actually weren't that much different. Found it to be a bit of a slog to get through and some of the characters annoying but still a worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/4/2014

    " One of my new favorites. I also love the BBC DVD adaptation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/4/2014

    " Similar style to Jane Austen. Enjoyable story and amazing grasp of characters. Loved it! "

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