Mistress And Maid

Mistress And Maid Dinah Maria Craik nee Dinah Maria Mulock also often credited as Miss Mulock was an English novelist and poet She was determined to obtain a livelihood by her pen and beginning with ficti

  • Title: Mistress And Maid
  • Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dinah Maria Craik, nee Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock 1826 1887 was an English novelist and poet She was determined to obtain a livelihood by her pen, and, beginning with fiction for children, advanced steadily until placed in the front rank of the women novelists of her day She is best known for the novel John Halifax, Gentleman 1857 She folDinah Maria Craik, nee Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock 1826 1887 was an English novelist and poet She was determined to obtain a livelihood by her pen, and, beginning with fiction for children, advanced steadily until placed in the front rank of the women novelists of her day She is best known for the novel John Halifax, Gentleman 1857 She followed this with A Life for a Life 1859 , which she considered to be the best of her novels others were The Ogilvies 1849 , Olive 1850 , The Head of the Family 1851 , Agatha s Husband 1853 , Hannah 1871 , The Little Lame Prince 1875 and Young Mrs Jardine 1879 She published some poetry, narratives of tours in Ireland and Cornwall, and A Woman s Thoughts about Women 1858.

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    1. Despite their poverty the three Misses Leaf, Joanna, Selina and Hilary, school-mistresses to a waning class of pupils in the small rural town of Stowbury, have no option but to hire a maid to assist with all their domestic duties. At the low cost of £3 per annum they acquire the services of Elizabeth Hand, an awkward and sullen but willing young girl of fifteen. Elizabeth comes to view Hilary Leaf as her true mistress. Though the youngest, Hilary engendered affection, 'there was a liveliness an [...]

    2. Although not compelling in the way that you absolutely must read the next page, this story is a touching and insightful tale of perseverance and sacrifice. The characters are truly human, albeit old fashioned in their values and roles, and we genuinely feel for them as they toil and triumph. A little gem of a story - highly recommend! :)

    3. This was such a darling piece of past literature. Certainly not flashy, nor was the story catching, but the characters were compelling and very Victorian. I enjoyed sinking for a few hours into a simpler but no less trying age.

    4. I really liked this book. I had to skim a little bit over the saddest parts, but after reading the end, I went back to read them. It was very realistic, and made me count my blessings. It resolved things in a very satisfying way.

    5. Buying a Kindle has enabled me to indulge my passion for Victorian novels and Mrs Craik wrote some of the very best.

    6. If you are a romantic at heart and are looking for a realistic but sweet story, you have found the right book.

    7. Started wonderful, I was enjoying the story immensely. The characterization of the people involved in the story was so well done, the story flowed unimpeded. Suddenly, the story became so gloom, the sisters reactions were so idiotic I just couldn't take it anymore. Their complete and absolute lack of any foresight was unrealistic, even for naive ladies in Victorian England.

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