A Simple Story

A Simple Story - Pengiun Classics

Paperback (29 Aug 1996)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140434736
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.6
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 327
Weight: 266g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 21mm