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Sylvia's Lovers
Nancy Henry
Graham Handley
Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091708
Price : 350

About the book
An exotic historical narrative of realistic compulsion Set in the isolated whaling community of Monkshaven during the Napoleonic wars, Sylvia’s Lovers is a strange and tragic love story fused with a tale of the press-gangs’ evil tyranny over the local people. Left penniless after her father’s death and believing that her lover Charley Kinraid is dead, Sylvia reluctantly marries her devoted but deceitful cousin, Philip Hepburn. When Kinraid, now a wartime hero, unexpectedly returns, the passionate and vulnerable Sylvia breaks under the strain and must make the fateful choice between her two lovers. Always a keen psychological observer of human behaviour, Elizabeth Gaskell reveals the unforeseen power of national events on individual lives, exploring how the struggles of ordinary people were intrinsic to the making of English history just prior to the turn of the nineteenth century. The most comprehensive edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, further reading, text summary and chronology of Elizabeth Gaskell’s life and times

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