Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth GaskellSet in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centres on the story of youthful Molly Gibson, brought up from childhood by her father. When he remarries, a new step-sister enters Mollys quiet life – loveable, but worldly and troubling, Cynthia. The narrative traces the development of the two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford.
Wives and Daughters is far more than a nostalgic evocation of village life; it offers an ironic critique of mid-Victorian society. No nineteenth-century novel contains a more devastating rejection than this of the Victorian male assumption of moral authority, writes Pam Morris in her introduction to this new edition, in which she explores the novels main themes – the role of women, Darwinism and the concept of Englishness – and its literary and social context.
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Posted by Naazneen Samsodien Sep 19, I saw Wives and Daughters around , during a recurring period drama binge where I discovered many, many wonderful period drama gems. On the initial viewing, I enjoyed it a lot. In such capable hands, you may rest assured that Wives and Daughters will have something good to recommend it. Wives and Daughters is told from the perspective of Molly Gibson Justine Waddell a young woman who is raised by her father, a physician by profession after her mother dies. Molly and Mr.
The small town misunderstandings! The nerve-wracking interplay between nobility, middle class folk, and peasantry! Romance and tragic circumstances! They see her as a motherless moppet, adored by her father and the community, but in need of strong maternal guidance. An unwelcome wake-up call to this fact arrives for Mr. Hyacinth Kirkpatrick Francesca Annis , a contemporary whom he hopes will be the perfect mother figure to his daughter.
Its audience rivalry with an adaptation of Charles Dickens ' Oliver Twist , screened on ITV at the same time, was dubbed 'the battle of the bonnets'. It focuses on Molly Gibson Justine Waddell , the daughter of the town doctor, and the changes that occur in her life after her widowed father chooses to remarry. The union brings into her once-quiet life an ever-proper stepmother Francesca Annis who is 'too vain and shallow to care for anything beyond her improved social status'. Filming was based at Elstree Studios with additional scenes shot at historic properties across England. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the TV series. For the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, see Wives and Daughters.
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The story is about Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor living in a provincial English town in the s. The novel opens with young Molly Gibson, who has been raised by her widowed father, Dr. During a visit to the local aristocratic 'great house' of Lord and Lady Cumnor, Molly loses her way in the estate and falls asleep under a tree. Lady Cuxhaven one of the daughters of the house and Mrs. Kirkpatrick an ex-governess to the Cumnor children find Molly in her slumbering state and Molly is put to bed in Mrs.
Sign in. Watch now. Title: Wives and Daughters —. The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. A young woman is uprooted from her idyllic village in Southern England, has her eyes opened to class warfare in the industrial North, and receives a surprising marriage proposal.