Ruth Hall is the best known work of Fanny Fern, the pseudonym of Sara Willis Parton. Ruth Hall is also Fern's most enduring work. The novel's depiction of a Victorian-era woman who earns financial independence has made it a favorite with contemporary feminist literary scholars. In most domestic novels of this period, the heroine's quest ends with a happy marriage and the surrendering of all employment outside the home. In this case, however, the happy marriage is only a prologue; it is also a mixed blessing, bringing with it the sorrow of a child's death, along with a truly awful set of in-laws who must always be placated and appeased.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 208 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.51 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1438282680