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Scenes of Clerical Life, Vol. I

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Title:Scenes of Clerical Life, Vol. I
Author:
Evans, Mary Anne  Writing under the pseudonym: Eliot, George   
(1 of 3 for author by title)
Scenes of Clerical Life, Vol. II
Illustrator:
Thomson, Hugh   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
Scenes of Clerical Life, Vol. II
Quality Street: A Comedy in Four Acts
Published:   1858
Publisher:William Blackwood and Sons
Tags:fiction, historical, literature, short stories
Description:

Three short stories published over the course of 1857 before being sold together in volume form in 1858. The stories share a setting—the fictional town of Milby—and some interest in a (different) clergyman working in the area. ‘The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton’ is the tale of a man who fails to appreciate his wife until it is too late, ‘Mr Gilful’s Love-Story’ is about the unexpectedly dramatic early love affair of a now single and unremarkable clergyman, and ‘Janet’s Repentance’ considers the suffering of an abused wife who turns first to alcohol, but then to the religious comfort of evangelical preacher Mr Tryan.—The Secret Victorianist. [Suggest a different description.]

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