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|Too late for repentance... many examples in 19th c. novels
Written by Benedicte
(5/13/2010 9:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The odious Mr. Collins, penned by Cheryl
just to pick out 2 examples, Mrs Gaskell's novel, Ruth, is a case in point: Ruth, mislead by an aristocratic young man has a child, but, despite her virtuous demeanor ever after, she can never shed the shame her one-day fault has brought on her.
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