A Simple Story

A Simple Story

Fiction & Poetry, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 29/08/1996
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In scenes charged with understated erotic tension, A Simple Story - by groundbreaking playwright and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald - intertwines the tales of the flirtatious Miss Milner who falls in love with her guardian, a Roman Catholic priest and aristocrat, and of their daughter Matilda who, banished from her father's sight, craves his love.

In her use of dramatic methods-expressive gestures, delayed revelations and economical dialogues-to present these two versions of the same power-struggle between an older father-lover figure and a young girl, Inchbald achieves a psychological intensity and subtlety of characterization rarely found in other late eighteenth-century novelists.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140434736
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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