Seller
Your price
£8.57
RRP: £10.99
Save £2.42 (22%)
Dispatched within 4-5 working days.

Sylvia's Lovers

Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Elizabeth Gaskell
Edited by Francis O'Gorman
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 12th Sep 2013
Dimensions: w 139mm h 197mm d 24mm
Weight: 364g
ISBN-10: 0199656738
ISBN-13: 9780199656738
Barcode No: 9780199656738
Synopsis
'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 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 expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

New & Used

Seller Information Condition Price
-New£8.57
+ FREE UK P & P

What Reviewers Are Saying

Submit your review
Newspapers & Magazines
Well worth reading * Lesley McDowell, Sunday Herald *