Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

Sylvia's Lovers

byElizabeth Gaskell

Kobo ebook | April 16, 2015

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Sylvia's Lovers was published  in 1863. It is set in Yorkshire at the time of the Napoleonic wars, and most of the dialogue is in dialect. The background portrays the oppression of the poor at that time, particularly the 'Press Gang'. The main themes are almost parodies of romance, with William loving Hester who loves Philip who is besotted with Sylvia who passionately loves Charley who is inclined to love 'em and leave 'em; and of suffering with grief piled on grief and coincidence piled on coincidence. Mrs Gaskell is reported to have written that this was the saddest story she had ever written.

Title:Sylvia's LoversFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:BellwareLanguage:English

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