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24 August 2013

576 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199656738


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Sylvia's Lovers

Second Edition

Elizabeth Gaskell
Edited by Francis O'Gorman

Oxford World's Classics

  • Introduction considers the positioning of the novel in relation to other contemporary Victorian writers, in particular the Brontes.
  • 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.
  • Introduction by Francis O'Gorman.
  • Note on the Text with full manuscript, publication, and reception history.

New to this Edition:

  • 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.
  • New account of the manuscript, textua,l and publication history, and reception of the novel.
  • 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.
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