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SYLVIA´S LOVERS (Oxford World´s Classics New Second Edition)


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Publikováno: 2013
Formát: paperback paperback 560 stran
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A new edition of Gaskell's tragic novel that provides the fullest contextual account of her literary influences and the historical background to the novel's setting. Introduction considers the positioning of the novel in relation to other contemporary Victorian writers, in particular the Brontës. New account of the manuscript, textua,l and publication history, and reception of the novel. Two appendices on time in the novel and the press-gang ballads that inform the plot. Rich explanatory notes informed by detailed knowledge of Whitby and the real-life places and people on which Gaskell drew. New to this edition Introduction by Francis O'Gorman. Note on the Text with full manuscript, publication, and reception history. Up-to-date Bibliography. Fuller chronology. Two new appendices on time in the novel and the press-gang ballads that inform the plot. Newly researched explanatory notes. Re-set text of the novel. '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 have unforeseen 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 story darkens 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 Brontë 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 expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Readership: Readers of classic fiction, especially Victorian novels, students of nineteenth-century literature, women's writing, the novel, Victorian realism, Victorian historical fiction, Elizabeth Gaskell.


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  • ISBN: 0199656738
  • EAN: 9780199656738

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