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Wives and Daughters

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Young Molly Gibson's life is overturned when her previously doting father remarries, bringing with him a manipulative step-mother and a sophisticated but troubled step-sister. Can Molly keep her head when she becomes the centre of attention in a community rife with gossip? She finds herself acting as a go-between in her step-sister's love affairs - and in doing so risks destroying her reputation and her own chance of love and happiness
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The most comprehensive paperback edition available Includes introduction, notes, selected criticism, further reading, text summary and chronology of Elizabeth Gaskell's life and times Reset with wide B format pages to give generous margins for notes An important addition to, and finally completing the Gaskell series in Everyman

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