Mrs. Halliburtons Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood, Fiction

Mrs. Halliburtons Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood, Fiction MRS HALLIBURTON S TROUBLES Is One Of The Less Sensational Novels Written By Mrs Henry Wood, Which Is To Say That Only Half The Characters Have To Contend With Debt, Seduction, Murder, Roguery, Deception, And That Worst Of All Victorian Fates, Sinking Below Their Class These Are The Troubles That Beset Those Without The Strength Of Will And Sterling Moral Character Of The Novel S Heroine, The Widowed Mrs Halliburton, Who Supports Her Children With Nothing Than Unremitting Labor And A Belief In God Mrs Halliburton S Iron Will Contrasts With The Dissolute Lifestyle Of The Halliburtons Cousins, The Dares, Who Suffer One Scandal And Disgrace After Another In The End, Of Course, God Helps Only Those Who Helped Themselves Although She Is All But Forgotten In Modern Literary Circles, Mrs Henry Wood Was One Of The Most Famous Novelists Of The Victorian Period, With A Sales Record That Rivaled Dickens Where Dickens Portrayed Social Forces As Well As Characters, However, Wood Emphasized The Power Of The Individual For Her, Mrs Halliburton S Poverty Is An Opportunity To Explore The Idea Of Character And The Ways In Which People Determine Their Own Fate In This Mrs Henry Wood Anticipated The Rags To Riches Novels Of Horatio Alger. I like Mrs Wood s sensation novels but this was one of herdomestic novels and a vehicle for her own somewhat simplistic philosophy of life an unquestioning trust in God will overcome all obstacles and hard work will always be rewarded in the end It is quite readable and the good solid God fearin
This Victorian novel really is a baggy monster, meandering around all over the place, with a lot of different stories which don t really fit together Some parts are gripping, especially a courtroom drama in th
I was expecting something a bit racier from the author of East Lynne, so the novel was rather disappointing It was basically a less interesting version of John Halifax, Gentleman I read it before bedtime to help me fall asleep. I love Mrs Henry Wood s novels, particularly when they re clearly set in Worcester my home town This one is perhaps not my favourite but still thoroughly enjoyable. This is not Mrs Henry Wood s best book I ve read East Lynn and The Channings so far and they were much better Still, this is absolutely worth reading if you re into didactic, domestic Victorian novels Mrs Halliburton s Troubles spans three generations for no particular reason The narrative structure is that of a serial novel where the author filled space by grabbing any narrative thread she could swing from and riding it to the end Jane Halliburton s father dies bringing a bowl of beef te This is not Mrs Henry Wood s best book I ve read East Lynn and The Channings so far and they were much better Still, this is absolutely worth reading if you re into didactic, domestic Victorian novels Mrs Halliburton s Troubles spans three generations for no particular reason The narrative structure is that of a serial novel where the author filled space by grabbing any narrative thread she could swing from and riding it to the end Jane Halliburton s father dies bringing a bowl of beef tea to the Widow Booth s slutty daughter, who is also dying, and I thought that Miss Booth would come round at the end and bestow financial gratitude on Jane Halliburton, relieving her of her troubles, but everybody moves to Helstonleigh and leaves their impoverished London neighbors to Dickens Mrs Halliburton s troubles mount The lawyer Dare puts an uncouth man into the Halliburtons home to see that they don t sell their furniture to pay their debts Everyone eats bread and potatoes multipl
Mrs Henry Wood ha scritto pi di trenta romanzi, lungo un arco di tempo che ha coperto la seconda met dell ottocento non c era da aspettarsi che potessero essere tutti avvincenti come East Lynne , e di certo questo non lo era Mrs Alliburton, i cui lutti e i cui problemi occupano gran parte delle pagine, viene presentata dall autrice come un fulgido esempio di religios

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  • 556 pages
  • Mrs. Halliburtons Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood, Fiction
  • Mrs. Henry Wood
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0809592711