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Angus Easson Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Ruth - 9780140434309 - KKD0007568
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Description for Ruth Paperback. Ruth Hilton, an orphan and dressmaker's assistant, is seduced and then heartlessly deserted by the wealthy Henry Bellingham. A dissenting minister advises her to pass as a widow and be employed as a governess with the tyrannical Mr Bradshaw. However, the deceit brings grievous consequences. Editor(s): Easson, Angus. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 128 x 21. Weight in Grams: 304. Good copy with some minor shelf wear
Ruth Hilton is an orphaned young seamstress who catches the eye of a gentleman, Henry Bellingham, who is captivated by her simplicity and beauty. When she loses her job and home, he offers her comfort and shelter, only to cruelly desert her soon after. Nearly dead with grief and shame, Ruth is offered the chance of a new life among people who give her love and respect, even though they are at first unaware of her secret - an illegitimate child. When Henry enters her life again, however, Ruth must make the impossible choice between social acceptance and personal pride. ... Read more

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About Angus Easson Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) wrote her first novel, MARY BARTON, in 1848 as a distraction from her sorrow at the death of her only son in infancy. It won the attention of Dickens and was followed by 5 other full-length novels as well as numerous short stories and novellas. Angus Easson is Professor of English at ... Read more

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