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.
- 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)|