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Wives and Daughters (solo version)

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at English life in the 1830s through the experiences of Molly Gibson, the daughter of a widowed doctor growing up in the provincial town of Hollingford. When Mr. Gibson decides to marry again, Molly is forced to contend with a pretentious stepmother, but consoled by a close friendship with Cynthia, her new stepsister. The girls' relations with the local residents, particularly the Squire of Hamley Hall and his family, make for incidents comic, romantic, and tragic, by turns. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at English life in the 1830s through the experiences of Molly Gibson, the daughter of a widowed doctor growing up in the provincial town of Hollingford. When Mr. Gibson decides to marry again, Molly is forced to contend with a pretentious stepmother, but consoled by a close friendship with Cynthia, her new stepsister. The girls' relations with the local residents, particularly the Squire of Hamley Hall and his family, make for incidents comic, romantic, and tragic, by turns. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at English life in the 1830s through the experiences of Molly Gibson, the daughter of a widowed doctor growing up in the provincial town of Hollingford. When Mr. Gibson decides to marry again, Molly is forced to contend with a pretentious stepmother, but consoled by a close friendship with Cynthia, her new stepsister. The girls' relations with the local residents, particularly the Squire of Hamley Hall and his family, make for incidents comic, romantic, and tragic, by turns. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

25h 18m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

31:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

27:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

21:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

29:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

30:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

26:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

26:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

22:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

23:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

22:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

41:23