Sylvias Lovers

Paperback | September 25, 2013

byElizabeth Gaskell

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"He's spoilt my life,- he's spoilt it for as long as iver I live on this earth" The compelling story of an ordinary girl's tragic passion for a man who disappears, Sylvia's Lovers (1863) is Elizabeth Gaskell's last completed novel. Set in a fictional Whitby at the end of the eighteenth century, the novel is a modern revenge tragedy in which well-intentioned actions haveunforeseen and terrible human consequences. Sylvia is loved by two men, her serious cousin Philip and the charismatic sailor Charley Kinraid. When one of them betrays her, her path in life seems fixed. Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars and the ever-present threat of press-gangs, the storydarkens when Sylvia's father is roused into vengeful violence. But this trouble proves only the precursor to a greater calamity that will radically alter Sylvia's future. Gaskell's novel, richly engaging with the legacy of the Bronte sisters, is her most extensive literary exploration of the tragic depths of unregarded, unhistoric, but vividly imagined lives. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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"He's spoilt my life,- he's spoilt it for as long as iver I live on this earth" The compelling story of an ordinary girl's tragic passion for a man who disappears, Sylvia's Lovers (1863) is Elizabeth Gaskell's last completed novel. Set in a fictional Whitby at the end of the eighteenth century, the novel is a modern revenge tragedy in ...

Francis O'Gorman has published widely on English literature and the Victorian period. Previous publications include The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture (2010) and editions of Anthony Trollope's The Duke's Children (with Katherine Mullin), and John Ruskin's Praeterita (2012) for Oxford World's Classics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199656738

ISBN - 13:9780199656738

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