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Wives and Daughters (Disc 1) (1999)
Starring: Francesca Annis, Ian Carmichael, Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Bill Paterson, Justine Waddell
Director: Nicholas Renton
Category: Drama
Studio: Warner Bros.
375 mins



"More than almost any book I know, this neglected masterpiece tells us what it feels likeito be alive." -Andrew Davies, Screenwriter of Wives And Daughters

From theiscreenwriter andiproducer of Pride And Prejudice comesia deliciously engaging costume dramaiin theitradition of Jane Austen. Set inia richly portrayed society well-stocked with eccentric nobles andigossipy villagers, theistory centers aroundia 17-year-old Molly Gibson, theionly daughter ofia respected country doctor. The well-ordered world of Molly's childhood isisoonito be complicated byinew people andiunexpected situations. Most devastating isiher father's decisionito remarry after many years of widowhood. Molly's faltering effortsito cope gracefully with an impossible stepmother,ia beguiling stepsister, burdensome secrets andiburgeoning romance ringias true todayias when Elizabeth Gaskell wrote Wives And Daughtersiin 1865.


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