Scenes of Clerical Life


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Scenes of Clerical Life
Wordsworth Classics
ISBN: 9781840226218
Authors(s): George Eliot

About Scenes of Clerical Life:

This book comes with an introduction by Graham Handley. Who was the Countess and why does she selfishly ingratiate herself into the poor household of Reverend Amos Barton, curate of Shepperton? The effect on his wife and family, and the responses of his congregation are shown in this, the first of George Eliot’s works of fiction, and one of three short stories, which comprise “Scenes of Clerical Life”. The Reverend Maynard Gilfil, humble chaplain at Cheverel Manor, was quietly in love with Caterina, a young beauty of Italian extraction living at the manor. But she loved the heir to the estate, Captain Wybrow. Why does she prowl round the grounds at night with a dagger in her pocket? All is revealed in “Mr Gilfil’s Love Story”, the second of the “Scenes”. Why is the town of Milby so upset by the prospect of lectures from a young evangelical clergyman, Edgar Tryan?
First Published (if available):
Pages: 352
Type: Paperback
Genre: General & Literary Fiction