Wives and Daughters

Elizabeth Cleghorn GASKELL (1810 - 1865)

If you like Jane Austen, you will probably like this book!

Mrs. Gaskell, as she was often referred to, is considered one of the greatest British novelists of the Victorian era. She was one of the earliest novelists ever to use dialect in her works, finding often that no word but the vernacular would suffice to convey the meaning she wanted to achieve. She was the author of The Life of Charlotte Brontë, a much-acclaimed and sometimes-reviled biography of her friend and peer.

Wives and Daughters revolves around Molly Gibson, only daughter of a widowed doctor living in a provincial English town in the 1830s. The novel was first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. When Mrs Gaskell died suddenly in 1865, it was not quite complete, and the last section was written by Frederick Greenwood. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 THE DAWN OF A GALA DAY Mary Anderson
00:22:02
Play 02 A NOVICE AMONGST THE GREAT FOLK Ophelia Darcy
00:34:06
Play 03 MOLLY GIBSON'S CHILDHOOD Kara Shallenberg
00:19:55
Play 04 MR GIBSON'S NEIGHBOURS Kara Shallenberg
00:31:46
Play 05 CALF-LOVE Sibella Denton
00:27:04
Play 06 A VISIT TO THE HAMLEYS Caitlin Kelly
00:39:00
Play 07 FORESHADOWS OF LOVE PERILS Caitlin Kelly
00:20:37
Play 08 DRIFTING INTO DANGER Kara Shallenberg
00:35:45
Play 09 THE WIDOWER AND THE WIDOW Brenda Dayne
00:26:27
Play 10 A CRISIS Lucy Burgoyne
00:55:50
Play 11 MAKING FRIENDSHIP rachelellen
00:36:07
Play 12 PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING rachelellen
00:19:32
Play 13 MOLLY GIBSON'S NEW FRIENDS rachelellen
00:28:01
Play 14 MOLLY FINDS HERSELF PATRONIZED rachelellen
00:33:50
Play 15 THE NEW MAMMA Kara Shallenberg
00:20:37
Play 16 THE BRIDE AT HOME Kara Shallenberg
00:24:49
Play 17 TROUBLE AT HAMLEY HALL Lizzie Driver
00:24:38
Play 18 MR OSBORNE'S SECRET Mary Anderson
00:30:35
Play 19 CYNTHIA'S ARRIVAL Tora
00:25:21
Play 20 MRS GIBSON'S VISITORS Tora
00:19:23
Play 21 THE HALF-SISTERS Tora
00:30:41
Play 22 THE OLD SQUIRE'S TROUBLES Lucy Burgoyne
00:31:49
Play 23 OSBORNE HAMLEY REVIEWS HIS POSITION Lucy Burgoyne
00:23:51
Play 24 MRS GIBSON'S LITTLE DINNER Brenda Dayne
00:16:31
Play 25 HOLLINGFORD IN A BUSTLE Mary Anderson
00:24:00
Play 26 A CHARITY BALL Caitlin Kelly
00:49:39
Play 27 FATHER AND SONS Lizzie Driver
00:19:54
Play 28 RIVALRY Lizzie Driver
00:32:40
Play 29 BUSH-FIGHTING Mary Anderson
00:37:15
Play 30 OLD WAYS AND NEW WAYS Caitlin Kelly
00:21:23
Play 31 A PASSIVE COQUETTE Caitlin Kelly
00:22:32
Play 32 COMING EVENTS thomasina
00:31:02
Play 33 BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS Michelle Crandall
00:17:01
Play 34 A LOVER'S MISTAKE Lee Ann Howlett
00:20:05
Play 35 THE MOTHER'S MANOEUVRE Scott Mather
00:36:13
Play 36 DOMESTIC DIPLOMACY Scott Mather
00:15:38
Play 37 A FLUKE, AND WHAT CAME OF IT Scott Mather
00:37:50
Play 38 MR KIRKPATRICK, Q.C. Scott Mather
00:26:14
Play 39 SECRET THOUGHTS OOZE OUT Scott Mather
00:30:00
Play 40 MOLLY GIBSON BREATHES FREELY Scott Mather
00:20:56
Play 41 GATHERING CLOUDS Scott Mather
00:29:37
Play 42 THE STORM BURSTS Scott Mather
00:22:55
Play 43 CYNTHIA'S CONFESSION Scott Mather
00:25:24
Play 44 MOLLY GIBSON TO THE RESCUE Mary Anderson
00:25:43
Play 45 CONFIDENCES Tora
00:20:35
Play 46 HOLLINGFORD GOSSIPS Tora
00:20:54
Play 47 SCANDAL AND ITS VICTIMS Tora
00:25:20
Play 48 AN INNOCENT CULPRIT Tora
00:20:24
Play 49 MOLLY GIBSON FINDS A CHAMPION Tora
00:20:22
Play 50 CYNTHIA AT BAY Tora
00:27:56
Play 51 'TROUBLES NEVER COME ALONE' Tora
00:20:18
Play 52 SQUIRE HAMLEY'S SORROW Tora
00:27:19
Play 53 UNLOOKED-FOR ARRIVALS Jenilee
00:22:56
Play 54 MOLLY GIBSON'S WORTH IS DISCOVERED Mary Anderson
00:29:52
Play 55 AN ABSENT LOVER RETURNS Lucy Burgoyne
00:26:02
Play 56 'OFF WITH THE OLD LOVE, AND ON WITH THE NEW.' Lucy Burgoyne
00:23:07
Play 57 BRIDAL VISITS AND ADIEUX Mary Anderson
00:27:40
Play 58 REVIVING HOPES AND BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS Mary Anderson
00:27:24
Play 59 MOLLY GIBSON AT HAMLEY HALL Mary Anderson
00:25:54
Play 60 ROGER HAMLEY'S CONFESSION Mary Anderson
00:31:49
Play 61 Conclusion Kara Shallenberg
00:13:45