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The Moorland Cottage

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Book Overview: 

Maggie Brown is torn between her mother who constantly tells her to live for her selfish brother (to whom she gives all her love) to her wish to marry Frank and live for herself. Maggie's plight for independence shows the change in women's role, which started to take place during that time. But it also keeps to the tradition of an almost Cinderella story: the pure woman does the best for everyone but herself and is rewarded for that. In addition, this is a very interesting story, written in Gaskell's remarkable style.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Text">little brown mouse."

 

Nancy came out, with a wondering look, to receive Maggie.

 

"It is Mr. Frank Buxton," said she, by way of an introduction. "He has

brought mamma the newspaper."

 

"Will you walk in, sir, and rest? I can tie up your horse."

 

"No, thank you," said he, "I must be off. Don't forget, little mousey, that

you are to ready for another ride next Wednesday." And away he went.

 

It needed a good deal of Nancy's diplomacy to procure Maggie this pleasure;

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Community Reviews

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Esta novela corta o cuento de navidad, como fue publicado en su época, no se sale de la norma: familia pobre y/modesta que empieza a relacionarse con la familia de un terrateniente acaudalado. Protagonista Dulce, buena y sumisa con un hermano tirano y una madre que no la valora. Matrimonio de conven

E' una fiaba piacevole, dalle belle atmosfere, bella l'ambientazione della brughiera - anche se forse si poteva fare qualcosina di meglio - tuttavia la trama non è nulla di particolarmente illuminante o emozionante; non si introducono grandi novità alla morale del bene che vince sul male e della fed

¡¡Me ha encantado!! Tenía una espinita clavada porque no me había gustado mucho «Cranford» y temía que Gaskell no fuera muy de mi estilo. Pero nada más lejos, he disfrutado muchísimo de una historia cargada de melodrama que ha conseguido mantenerme completamente enganchada.
Es la típica historia de a

3.5
Se trata de una novela corta de Elizabeth Gaskell, ubicada, cómo otras muchas de sus obras, en el entorno rural inglés. Una historia de amor inocente e idealizada, y una confrontación entre familias de distinta clase social. Muy fácil de leer, y apropiada para hacerlo en estas épocas navideñas.

No puedo evitar que me venga a la cabeza eso tan redicho de "lo bueno, si es breve dos veces bueno". Pues con este libro así es de cierto. De una forma sencilla y amena nos mete de lleno en una bucólica ambientación paisajística, que no social. Con unos personajes que son todo inocencia y virtud, y

'La casa del Páramo' es una novela romántica corta preciosa y con una protagonista demasiado buena para la familia que le toca tener, con personajes muy egoístas y otros que es imposible no quererlos. Gaskell nos da una historia de amor con obstáculos, rodeada de situaciones donde se critica las vir

A great novella - thoroughly engaging, with well built characters and a very interesting sibling relationship. Maggie is a fascinating character and the conflict between her duty to herself and her duty to her family is wonderfully explored.

4,5/5

De las historias cortas de la Gaskell, mi preferida por el momento… ¡Me ha encantando! :)

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