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Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell 0460876600 9780460876605 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 that offers her no protection and seems to
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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 that offers her no protection and seems to punish such innocence. Taken in by a Dissenting minister in the guise of a widow, she is given a chance to bring up her son whom she loves above all else. But the condemnation of society always threatens, and despite Ruths rejection of his belated offer of marriage, Bellinghams reappearance precipitates her exposure and rejection. Only her heroic self-sacrifice in the midst of a cholera epidemic regains her her position, but too late. 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: Elizabeth Gaskell

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Ltd.

Publication Date: 2001-08-01

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ISBN: 0460876600


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