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by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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A was powerfully moving novel of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men, Sylvias Lovers is set in the 1790s in an English seaside town. England is at war with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc by seizing young men for service. One of their victims is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose charm and vivacity have captured the heart of Sylvia Robson. But Sylvias devoted cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself and, in order to win her, deliberately withholds crucial informationwith devastating consequences.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Gaskell (18101865) was a ministers wife and mother of four daughters. Living in Manchester, England, she worked among the poor, traveled frequently, and wrote several novels and a biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë.
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