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Standing Hills

Caroline Stickland

ISBN 10: 0708836542 / ISBN 13: 9780708836545
Published by Futura Publications, 1988
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Title: Standing Hills

Publisher: Futura Publications

Publication Date: 1988

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Reprint.

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Clergyman Richard Webster; beautiful but naive Laura Delaford; Laura's brother Samuel, an unprincipled farmer; and Rachel, the farm milkmaid, all rebel, in one way or another, against the rigid conventions and hypocracy of Victorian life in rural Dorset

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With Hardyesque overtones, the author of this compelling novel evokes the aura of rural, 19th century Dorset. The Delaford family rules the village of Sherborne. When young Samuel, the heir with a roving eye, returns from Oxford to take up the life of a gentleman-farmer, it is expected he will marry within his class, as it is expected that his beautiful sister Laura will marry a local lawyer, who, unaware of her passion for him, marries another. Samuel weds the intelligent milkmaid he seduced; Laura marries an attractively humanistic clergyman and must experience near-death in childbirth before she appreciates her husband. Stickland captures the poignant situation of women condemned to either procreation or spinsterhood, the hypocrisy of church-going villagers, the ironbound cleavage of the classes and the rumblings of challenge to Victorian mores and traditions.
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