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Mr Gilfil's Love Story

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Caterina Sarti is the orphaned daughter of an Italian music master who has been brought up by the aristocratic Cheverel family. In love with the Cheverel heir, Anthony Wybrow, her hopes of marrying him are frustrated by the discovery that not only has Anthony merely been playing with her affections, but his family will never accept her as their equal. Mr. Gilfil, the faith ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Hesperus Press (first published July 16th 2004)
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Jane
Sep 02, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
After reading George Eliot’s First Tale of Clerical Life I thought I knew what to expect of her second; another account of a clergyman’s life in a country parish told with warmth and intelligence. I expected a contrasting story, because Maynard Gifil had been refered to in Amos Barton’s story, as a former parish priest who had understood his parishioners so much better than the new incumbent.

I was wrong.

The opening had me fooled. It introduced Mr. Gilfil as an old man, long established as the vi
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Jun 13, 2015 Danelle rated it it was amazing
A love story in reverse, Maynard Gilfil's story begins: 'When old Mr Gilfil died, thirty years ago, there was general sorrow in Shepperton...'

It's difficult to picture the grey-haired vicar who always had sweets in his pockets for the children as a young man holding out hope for the love of Caterina - an Italian orphan who was taken into the home of Maynard's benefactor, Sir Christopher. But Tina, as she's fondly called, has fallen in love with Sir Christopher's heir, Capt. Anthony Wybrow. Wybro
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Apr 15, 2012 SJH (A Dream of Books) rated it really liked it
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This is a touching love story with a bittersweet ending which almost had me in tears. In comparison to some of George Eliot's longer works, this is a short and easy read focusing on the theme of unrequited love and the damage it can do to one individual in particular. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the wonderful characters that Eliot has created.
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In 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poe ...more
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