Wives and Daughters Setting & Symbolism

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Hollingford

Hollingford is the town in which the novel takes place. It is based on the town the author Elizabeth Gaskell was raised in from the age of 13 months.

Molly's Home

Molly's home is where she and Mr.Gibson have lived all of Molly's life. It is also where her father has his surgery and where he has the young men who are interning with him stay with them. When he marries Mrs. Kirkpatrick, she and Cynthia make it their home also. Most of the story takes place inside the Gibson home.

Hamley Hall

Hamley Hall is where the Hamleys live; it has been in the Squire's family for many years. No one in the town of Hollingford can remember a time when the land did not belong to the Hamleys.

The Hollingford Towers

The Towers is where the Cumnor famliy lives. It is where Mrs. Gibson lived...

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