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Fern, Fanny

Ruth Hall

A Domestic Tale of the Present Time

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This bestseller from the 1850`s tells the story of a young widowed woman forced to create a life that defied convention


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Introduction xv(32)
Susan Belasco Smith
Suggestions for Further Reading xlvii(2)
A Note on the Text xlix
RUTH HALL 1(272)
PREFACE To the Reader 1(2)
CHAPTER 1 The Eve Before the Bridal--Ruth`s Little Room--A Retrospective Reverie
3(6)
CHAPTER II The Wedding--A Glimpse of the Character of Ruth`s Brother Hyacinth
9(1)
CHAPTER III The New Home--Soliloquy of the Mother-in-Law
10(2)
CHAPTER IV The First Interview with the Mother-in-Law
12(3)
CHAPTER V Ruth`s Reflections on the Interview
15(1)
CHAPTER VI A Bit of Family History
16(3)
CHAPTER VII The First-born
19(1)
CHAPTER VIII The Nurse
20(2)
CHAPTER IX Further Developments of the Mother-in-Law`s Character
22(2)
CHAPTER X Ruth`s Country Home
24(2)
CHAPTER XI Ruth and Daisy
26(1)
CHAPTER XII The Old Folks Follow the Young Couple--An Entertaining Dialogue
27(2)
CHAPTER XIII The Old Lady`s Surreptitious Visit to Ruth`s, and Her Encounter with Dinah
29(3)
CHAPTER XIV The Old Lady Searches the House--What She Finds
32(3)
CHAPTER XV The Old Doctor Meddles with Harry`s Farming Arrangements
35(2)
CHAPTER XVI Little Daisy`s Reverie--Her Strange Playfellow
37(1)
CHAPTER XVII `Pat` Mutinies
38(1)
CHAPTER XVIII A Growl from the Old Lady
39(2)
CHAPTER XIX Daisy`s Glee at the First Sleigh-ride
41(1)
CHAPTER XX Daisy`s Illness--The Old Doctor Refuses to Come
42(3)
CHAPTER XXI Dinah`s Warning--Harry Goes Again for the Doctor
45(2)
CHAPTER XXII The Old Doctor Arrives Too Late
47(3)
CHAPTER XXIII `The Glen` Deserted--The Old Doctor`s and His Wife`s Version of the Cause of Daisy`s Death--Mrs. Jones Gives Her Opinion
50(3)
CHAPTER XXIV Anniversary of Daisy`s Death--Ruth`s Reverie--Little Katy`s Request
53(2)
CHAPTER XXV Hotel Life--A New Friend
55(3)
CHAPTER XXVI The Fall of the Leaf--Harry`s Illness--The Lonely Watcher
58(3)
CHAPTER XXVII Arrival of the Old Doctor and His Wife
61(2)
CHAPTER XXVIII The Old Doctor`s Announcement--Harry`s Death
63(3)
CHAPTER XXIX Hyacinth`s Sensibilities Shocked
66(3)
CHAPTER XXX Miss Skinlin
69(4)
CHAPTER XXXI Harry`s Funeral
73(2)
CHAPTER XXXII A Servant`s Devotion
75(2)
CHAPTER XXXIII Bickerings of the Father and Father-in-Law--Dispute About the Support of the Children
77(2)
CHAPTER XXXIV Ruth Receives a Visit from Her Father--He Insists on Her Giving Up Her Children to the Old Doctor--Ruth`s Refusal
79(3)
CHAPTER XXXV The Old Lady Enraged, Proposes a Compromise--Mr. Ellet Is Forced to Accede
82(5)
CHAPTER XXXVI Ruth`s New Lodgings--Speculations of the Boarders
87(2)
CHAPTER XXXVII Mr. Develin`s Counting-House--The Old Doctor`s Letter
89(3)
CHAPTER XXXVIII Little Katy Mourns for Her Papa
92(2)
CHAPTER XXXIX Mr. Develin Demands Harry`s Clothes of Ruth--The Wedding Vest
94(2)
CHAPTER XL Ruth`s Application for Needle-work
96(3)
CHAPTER XLI Disgust of Ruth`s Fashionable Friends
99(2)
CHAPTER XLII Conversation in Mrs. Millet`s Kitchen
101(2)
CHAPTER XLIII Th Bouquet
103(2)
CHAPTER XLIV Mrs. Millet and the Wooden Man
105(2)
CHAPTER XLV Little Katy Visits Her Grandpa and Meets with a Characteristic Reception--The Strange Gentleman
107(4)
CHAPTER XLVI A Peep from Ruth`s Chamber Window--Katy`s Return
111(3)
CHAPTER XLVII Boarding-House Revolution--Mrs. Skiddy`s Flight--Mr. Skiddy in the Capacity of Dry Nurse
114(5)
CHAPTER XLVIII A New Idea--The Millets Exhibit Their Friendship and Delicacy
119(3)
CHAPTER XLIX Ruth Resolves to Become a Teacher
122(2)
CHAPTER L Ruth Applies for a Primary School
124(2)
CHAPTER LI The Examination by the School Committee
126(4)
CHAPTER LII Mrs. Skiddy`s Unexpected Return
130(4)
CHAPTER LIII Skiddy`s Intercepted Hegira--His Incarceration--His Final Escape
134(4)
CHAPTER LIV The Lunatic Asylum
138(4)
CHAPTER LV Ruth`s New Landlady
142(3)
CHAPTER LVI The Strange Lodger--Ruth Resolves to Resort to Her Pen to Obtain a Subsistence--She Applies to her Brother Hyacinth for Advice and Assistance--His Characteristic Reply
145(3)
CHAPTER LVII The Old Lady Resorts to Stratagem, and Carries Her Point
148(3)
CHAPTER LVIII Mr. Ellet Exhibits His Usual Fatherly Interest in Ruth`s Affairs
151(3)
CHAPTER LIX Ruth Applies for Employment at Newspaper Offices
153(3)
CHAPTER LX The Bread of Life
156(2)
CHAPTER LXI A Chapter Which May Be Instructive
158(2)
CHAPTER LXII Ruth Obtain Employment--Illness of Nettie--The Strange Lodger Proves Useful
160(4)
CHAPTER LXIII A Peep into the Old Doctor`s Cottage
164(3)
CHAPTER LXIV A Glimpse of Coming Success
167(5)
CHAPTER LXV Little Nettie`s Sorrows--Cheering Letters
172(4)
CHAPTER LXVI Katy`s First Day at School--The Town-Pump Controversy--Cruelty of Katy`s Grandparents
176(4)
CHAPTER LXVII Mr. John Walter
180(3)
CHAPTER LXVIII A Letter from Mr. Walter, and Its Effect
18(4)
CHAPTER LXIX Ruth Engages to Write Solel for the Household Messenger
187(2)
CHAPTER LXX What Mr. Lescom Said
189(4)
CHAPTER LXXI A Sharp Correspondence
193(4)
CHAPTER LXXII Offers of Marriage and Offers to Publish
197(4)
CHAPTER LXXIII What Mr. Tibbetts Said About Ruth`s Writing for the Household Messenger
201(3)
CHAPTER LXXIV Soliloquy of a Sub-Editor
204(5)
CHAPTER LXXV Mr. Walter`s Visit
209(6)
CHAPTER LXXVI The Phrenological Examination
215(8)
CHAPTER LXXVII Publication Day Comes at Last
223(3)
CHAPTER LXXVIII Hyacinth Cornered
226(3)
CHAPTER LXXIX Mr. Lewis Enlightened
229(3)
CHAPTER LXXX More Letters
232(4)
CHAPTER LXXXI Freshet in the Doctor`s Cellar--`Hams` in Danger of a Total Wreck--Sudden Appearance of Ruth--Rescue of Little Katy
236(4)
CHAPTER LXXXII Arrival of Katy with Her Mother, Mr. Walter, and Mr. Grey, at New Lodgings; Dinner and Letters--Conversations Between the Children
240(9)
CHAPTER LXXXIII The Little Family Alone at Their New Quarters--Nettie in the Confession Box--Katy`s Mirth
249(4)
CHAPTER LXXXIV Raty and Nettle Notes--Ruth Dreams--Midnight Conflagration--Rescue of the Little Family by Johnny Galt
253(4)
CHAPTER LXXXV Tea-Table Talk Between `The Wooden Man` and His Spouse--Letter from `Our John`
257(3)
CHAPTER LXXXVI The Old Lady Extinguished in a Conversation with Her Neighbors, Who Announce the Astonishing Fact That `Floy` Is Ruth
260(4)
CHAPTER LXXXVII Conversation Between Ruth`s Father and Mr. Jones Regarding Ruth`s Literary Debut
264(2)
CHAPTER LXXXVIII Interview Between the Literary Bookseller and Mr. Walter
266(2)
CHAPTER LXXXIX Arrival of Mr. Walter--Bank Stock and Bank Certificate
268(3)
CHAPTER XC The Last Visit to Harry`s Grave
271(2)
Explanatory Notes 273
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336 pagina's
Januari 1997
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