Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters

A novel about relationships, Wives and daughters, describes the lives of two families from the nineteen century, the family of doctor Gibson and squire Hamley. The story, embroidered with a touch of comedy and romance, portrays the young woman, Molly Gibson, in her journey towards her own marriage. Her life gets complicated when her father – who was a widower – marries a second time and she has to accommodate with her new mother and stepsister.

The relationships between family members take shape and develop as the novel progresses, emphasizing Molly’s transition from a little girl to a married woman. Faithful to core virtues as charity, obedience and chastity she surpasses the hardships of life and ends having a happy married life.

Info

  • Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 – 1865)
  • Original title: Wives and Daughters
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Family drama
  • Release date: 1866
  • Public: Adults, teenagers
Wives and Daughters (BBC)