Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Review - "Wives and Daughters"

"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell
My grade: A

As the name suggests, this is definitely women's literature. The genre is that of "The Forsyte Saga", although in my opinion, this novel is even better. It is a classic English family saga, taking place in the early 1800s. The unfortunate part of this novel is that the author died prior to finishing the last chapter. Her editor included a note at the end, describing how the novel should have ended based on what had been known from the author herself. It is very unfortunate, nonetheless, that the author was unable to finish the novel herself, with her beautiful style of writing. Despite that, it is still worth a read.

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