Movie Monday: 1820s


My pick for the 1820s is notable for a few reasons: it’s my first pick to be based on a period source, as well as my first pick to have a story focused entirely on women.  And that is the 1999 miniseries Wives and Daughters.  The novel Wives and Daughters was originally published as a serial from 1864 to 1866, and was the last novel written by Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell.  Mrs. Gaskell was a rare Victorian woman author who was successful during her own lifetime, and her writing was and is still known for its remarkable sensitivity and sympathetic portrayals of people from all walks of life.

Wives and Daughters women

We’ll be seeing many of these women again in a few weeks…

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