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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
Indra K. Nooyi
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An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

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Ruth
Nancy Henry

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091357
Price : 295

About the book
‘She had no penitence, no consciousness of error or offence; no knowledge of any one circumstance but that he was gone.’ Orphaned and apprenticed as a seamstress, Ruth Hilton longs for love and friendship. Lonely and vulnerable, she is seduced by the wealthy Mr Bellingham. When he grows tired of his dalliance, he abandons her, leaving her homeless and with child. Not much more than a girl herself, Ruth becomes a mother. Assuming the identity of the widow Mrs Denbigh, she atones for her transgression by devoting herself to her son. But the tranquility of her new life is disrupted by the return of her seducer, who threatens to expose her and take her child. Challenging the values of her time, Elizabeth Gaskell dared to show the innocence of the ‘fallen woman’. This is a passionate and tragic story of a woman’s transcendence of society’s intolerance. The most comprehensive edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, further reading, text summary and a chronology of Elizabeth Gaskell’s life and times.
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