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Ruth

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fallen woman', a type of person normally outcast from respectable society. The title of the novel refers to the main character Ruth Hilton, an orphaned young seamstress who is seduced and then abandoned by gentleman Henry Bellingham. Ruth, pregnant and alone, is taken in by a minister and his sister. They conceal her single status under the pretence of widowhood in order to protect her child from the social stigma of illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, which is threatened by the return of Bellingham and the revelation of her secret. (Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

58:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

43:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

52:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

52:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

38:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

29:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:42