Elizabeth Gaskell,Dinny Thorold,Dr. Keith Carabine,: Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters


With an Introduction and Notes by Dinny Thorold, University of Westminster Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in nineteenth century rural England. At its core are family relationships - father, daughter and step-mother, father and sons, father and step-daughter - all tested and strained by the romantic entanglements that ensue. Despite its underlying seriousness, the prevailing tone is one of comedy. Gaskell vividly portrays the world of the late 1820s and the forces of change within it, and her vision is always humane and progressive. The story is full of acute observation and sympathetic character-study: the feudal squire clinging to old values, his naturalist son welcoming the new world of science, the local doctor and his scheming second wife, the two girls brought together by their parent's marriage...

Dr Lisa Cooper's The Flowers gives us the opportunity to peer into the practices and vistas of someone who works with flowers daily as a leading floral designer and artist. Through anecdote, gentle instruction and photographic essays the reader will be taken from Cooper's studio workspace, to the growers' farms--the pictorial documentation of the flower growers captures the subjects portraitised within their 'natural' working environment, Wives and Daughters free epub surrounded by a landscape of roses, knee-deep in camellias-- and then on to 'THE FLOWERS' displayed and arranged in the vase. For Cooper, there is no higher medium for the expression of human emotion than flowers, and her presentation of 17 floral designs also constitutes a collection of stories from her own personal 'garden of live flowers': the people--family, friends, growers, artists, gardeners and florists--who have influenced and inspired her.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell,Dinny Thorold,Dr. Keith Carabine,
Number of Pages: 624 pages
Published Date: 05 Nov 1999
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication Country: Herts, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781840224160
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