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Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Lizzie Leigh and a dark night's work


Opening with the death of James Leigh on Christmas Morning, 'Lizzie Leigh' tells the story of his family, and in particular his estranged daughter, the eponymous Lizzie, who disappeared from their lives when she became pregnant out of wedlock. When he dies, they go to Manchester to look for her and her brother, Will, falls in love with the respectable Susan Palmer, but feels he cannot declare his love because of his sister's disgrace. Elizabeth Gaskell here deals with important issues that were often ignored during the Victorian era. In 'A Dark Night's Work,' Edward Wilkins, a rich attorney, wants only the best for his daughter, Ellinor, who is in love with Ralph Corbet, despite Ralph's father believing an attorney's daughter to be beneath him. In a moment of passion Edward kills his partner, Mr Dunster, who had been embezzling his money and thus threatening Ellinor's chances of marrying the man she loves. It is a classic tale of the timeless themes of love and guilt.

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SKU GOR002256820
Title Lizzie Leigh and a Dark Night's Work
Author By (author) Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2007
Page Number 130
ISBN 1845886208
ISBN13 9781845886202
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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