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Written by Elizabeth Gaskell, author of North and South and biographer of Charlotte Bronte. Wives and Daughters was originally published in serial format in Cornhill Magazine from 1864-1866. It follows the events of Molly Gisbson's life when her widower father marries a widow with a grown daughter.
Provides examples of:
- Author Existence Failure
- Blue Blood: Lord and Lady Cumnor and their family, obviously.
- Love Hurts
- Missing Mom
- Secret Relationship: Several.
- Shout-Out: A Miss Eyre, Molly's governess, in chapter 3. Not the actual Jane Eyre, mind you.
- Victorian Britain
- Wicked Stepmother: At least a snooty one.