Wives And Daughters
  • Wives And Daughters
  • Wives And Daughters
  • Wives And Daughters
ISBN: 009954072X
EAN13: 9780099540724
Language: English
Pages: 656
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 7.8" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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My dear why don't you ask him to dinner here? A little quiet dinner, you know. Cook is quite up to it; and we would all of us wear blacks and lilacs; he couldn't consider that as gaiety. Mr. Gibson took no more notice of these suggestions than by shaking his head. He had grown accustomed to his wife by this time, and regarded silence on his own part as a great preservative against long inconsequential arguments. But every time that Mrs. Gibson was struck by Cynthia's beauty, she thought it more and more advisable that Mr. Osbourne Hamley should be cheered up by a quiet little dinner-party. As yet no one but the ladies of Hollingford and Mr. Ashton, the vicar-that hopeless and impracticable old bachelor-had seen Cynthia; and what was the good of having a lovely daughter, if there were none but old women to admire her? -from Chapter XIX: Cynthia's Arrival As interest in 19th-century English literature by women has been reinvigorated by a resurgence in popularity of the works of Jane Austen, readers are rediscovering a writer whose fiction, once widely beloved, fell by the wayside. British novelist ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKEL (1810-1865)-whose books were sometimes initially credited to, simply, Mrs. Gaskell-is now recognized as having created some of the most complex and broadminded depictions of women Read More chevron_right

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