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THE DAWN OF A GALA DAY

A NOVICE AMONGST THE GREAT FOLK

MOLLY GIBSON'S CHILDHOOD

MR GIBSON'S NEIGHBOURS

CALF-LOVE

A VISIT TO THE HAMLEYS

FORESHADOWS OF LOVE PERILS

DRIFTING INTO DANGER

THE WIDOWER AND THE WIDOW

A CRISIS

MAKING FRIENDSHIP

PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING

MOLLY GIBSON'S NEW FRIENDS

MOLLY FINDS HERSELF PATRONIZED

THE NEW MAMMA

THE BRIDE AT HOME

TROUBLE AT HAMLEY HALL

MR OSBORNE'S SECRET

CYNTHIA'S ARRIVAL

MRS GIBSON'S VISITORS

THE HALF-SISTERS

THE OLD SQUIRE'S TROUBLES

OSBORNE HAMLEY REVIEWS HIS POSITION

MRS GIBSON'S LITTLE DINNER

HOLLINGFORD IN A BUSTLE

A CHARITY BALL

FATHER AND SONS

RIVALRY

BUSH-FIGHTING

OLD WAYS AND NEW WAYS

A PASSIVE COQUETTE

COMING EVENTS

BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS

A LOVER'S MISTAKE

THE MOTHER'S MANOEUVRE

DOMESTIC DIPLOMACY

A FLUKE, AND WHAT CAME OF IT

MR KIRKPATRICK, Q.C.

SECRET THOUGHTS OOZE OUT

MOLLY GIBSON BREATHES FREELY

GATHERING CLOUDS

THE STORM BURSTS

CYNTHIA'S CONFESSION

MOLLY GIBSON TO THE RESCUE

CONFIDENCES

HOLLINGFORD GOSSIPS

SCANDAL AND ITS VICTIMS

AN INNOCENT CULPRIT

MOLLY GIBSON FINDS A CHAMPION

CYNTHIA AT BAY

'TROUBLES NEVER COME ALONE'

SQUIRE HAMLEY'S SORROW

UNLOOKED-FOR ARRIVALS

MOLLY GIBSON'S WORTH IS DISCOVERED

AN ABSENT LOVER RETURNS

'OFF WITH THE OLD LOVE, AND ON WITH THE NEW.'

BRIDAL VISITS AND ADIEUX

REVIVING HOPES AND BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS

MOLLY GIBSON AT HAMLEY HALL

ROGER HAMLEY'S CONFESSION

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Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Cleghorn GASKELL (1810 - 1865)

If you like Jane Austen, you will probably like this book!Mrs. Gaskell, as she was often referred to, is considered one of the greatest British novelists of the Victorian era. She was one of the earliest novelists ever to use dialect in her works, finding often that no word but the vernacular would suffice to convey the meaning she wanted to achieve. She was the author of The Life of Charlotte Brontë, a much-acclaimed and sometimes-reviled biography of her friend and peer.Wives and Daughters revolves around Molly Gibson, only daughter of a widowed doctor living in a provincial English town in the 1830s. The novel was first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. When Mrs Gaskell died suddenly in 1865, it was not quite complete, and the last section was written by Frederick Greenwood. (Summary from Wikipedia)