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Anne Hereford by Mrs. Henry Wood, Fiction, Literary, Historical - Mrs. Henry, Wood

Anne Hereford by Mrs. Henry Wood, Fiction, Literary, Historical

By: Mrs. Henry, Wood, Martha, Bayless (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9781598180336
Number Of Pages: 380

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First published in 1867, "Anne Hereford" is the story of murder, scandal, and misunderstandings in an aristocratic country house, told from the point of view of an orphaned ten-year-old. Its setting and viewpoint have led to natural comparisons with "Jane Eyre," but it is "Jane Eyre" shot through with scandal and sensation -- the kind of book that might have appealed to the first Mrs. Rochester.

Despite its antiquated wills, inheritances, shotguns, and other paraphernalia, the novel is almost entirely accessible by modern readers -- with perhaps one exception. The reader should keep in mind that the phrase "make love to" denoted harmless flirting or praise in Victorian parlance. Thus when Selina urges, "Anne, come forward, and let Mr. Heneage make love to you. It is a pastime he favors," nothing sinister is implied.

-- Martha Bayless

ISBN: 9781598180336
ISBN-10: 1598180339
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.55

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