Mr. Harrison's confessions

Gaskell E.

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ISBN: 978-1-84391-518-8
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл.
Язык текста: англ.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Gaskell
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): E.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: Mr. Harrison's confessions
Первые сведения об ответственности: E. Gaskell
Место издания: London
Издатель: Hesperus Press
Дата издания: 2014
Объем издания (количество страниц): 108
Высота, см.: 20
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Elizabeth
Индекс УДК: 821. 111
Статус записи (Тип информации): В наличии
Ширина, см: 12,5
Толщина, см: 1
Вес в граммах: 120
Артикул: 2674409

Описание

A young, single, and handsome doctor joins a medical practice in a rural English village, only to fall foul of virtually every single female in town in this enjoyable and light-hearted prequel to Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford. The charming and witty prequel to Cranford, Mr Harrison's Confessions is a neglected Gaskell classic with all the period detail, brilliantly drawn characters and a well-knitted plot associated with Gaskell's works. Enjoying the comforts of his well-kept home in middle age, country doctor William Harrison is prevailed upon by his longtime friend Charles, a bachelor, to dispense some advice on the 'wooing and winning' of women's affections. So begin the fascinating and varied recollections of one of Gaskell's best-loved characters. Lured to rural Duncombe by the promise of a partnership in a country practice, William finds himself trapped in claustrophobic provincial life where society is apparently presided over by the scheming of a set of under-occupied middle-aged women. Their supposed matchmaking prowess in fact leaves much to be desired; so much so, indeed, that before long the hapless young physician finds himself betrothed to three women - none of whom is the beautiful Sophy, the woman he truly desires. Chaotic, hilarious and poignant, Mr Harrison's Confessions is a comedy of manners - and of errors - that will resonate with Gaskell aficionados and newcomers alike.