|Title:||Scenes of Clerical Life, Vol. II|
|Publisher:||William Blackwood and Sons|
|Tags:||fiction, historical, literature, short stories|
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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