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Ruth
by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell and Angus Easson


Overview - A fallen woman sympathetically portrayed would seem a less-than-ideal choice for a Victorian heroine. Yet novelist Elizabeth Gaskell courageously created just such a portrait in her 1853 novel RUTH. Overturning conventional "double standard" assumptions of the day, Gaskell draws a heroine whose emotional honesty, innate morality, and love for her illegitimate son are sufficient for redemption.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A fallen woman sympathetically portrayed would seem a less-than-ideal choice for a Victorian heroine. Yet novelist Elizabeth Gaskell courageously created just such a portrait in her 1853 novel RUTH. Overturning conventional "double standard" assumptions of the day, Gaskell draws a heroine whose emotional honesty, innate morality, and love for her illegitimate son are sufficient for redemption.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140434309
  • ISBN-10: 0140434305
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: March 1998
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 7.76 x 5.05 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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