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Nyckfull kvinna del 3 - Hustrun, En

By: Emilie Flygare-Carlén

I denna den tredje delen av En nyckfull kvinna - Hustrun - har Edith Sternfelt till sist erkänt sina känslor för gårdens bruksförvaltare, Ernst Helmer, inför sig själv - och för Ernst. Hon har mot sin mors vilja slutligen också drivit igenom giftermål, men därmed även tvingats lämna sitt hem och sitt gamla liv bakom sig, för att tillsammans med Ernst bygga upp ett helt nytt liv som arrendatorshustru, långt från det gamla hemmet. Detta blir, efter den första lyckan, inte så lätt, och när såväl motgångar som svartsjuka och frestelser möter växer svårigheterna. (Sammanfattning/summary: Lars Rolander)...

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Ruth

By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fallen woman', a type of person normally outcast from respectable society. The title of the novel refers to the main character Ruth Hilton, an orphaned young seamstress who is seduced and then abandoned by gentleman Henry Bellingham. Ruth, pregnant and alone, is taken in by a minister and his sister. They conceal her single status under the pretence of widowhood in order to protect her child from the social stigma of illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, which is threatened by the return of Bellingham and the revelation of her secret. (Wikipedia)...

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Comédie Humaine, La : 03 - Scènes de la vie privée tome 3 (19-11-42)

By: Honoré de Balzac

Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, en définitif, la somme des types que présente chaque génération et que La Comédie Humaine comportera. Ce nombre de figures, de caractères, cette multitude d'existences exigeaient des cadres, et, qu'on me pardonne cette expression, des galeries. De là, les divisions si naturelles, déjà connues, de mon ouvrage en Scènes de la vie privée, de province, parisienne, politique, militaire et de campagne. Dans ces six livres sont classées toutes les Études de moeurs qui forment l'histoire générale de la Société, la collection de tous ses faits et gestes, eussent dit nos ancêtres... Les Scènes de la vie privée représentent l'enfance, l'adolescence et leurs fautes, comme les Scènes de la vie de province représentent l'âge des passions, des calculs, des intérêts et de l'ambition. Puis les Scènes de la vie parisienne offrent le tableau des goûts, des vices et de toutes les choses effrénées qu'excitent les moeurs particulières aux capitales où se rencontrent à la fois l'extrême bien et l'extrême mal… (Extrait de l’avant-propos de...

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Marius the Epicurean, Volume 1

By: Walter Pater

Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement's leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford. (Summary from Wikipedia)...

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