BROUGHT HOME

Brought Home by Hesba Stretton.

Description:

David Chantrey, the well liked rector of Upon decides to take a leave abroad to better his health. His wife, Sophy, stays home and moves in with Mrs. Bolton. Sophy falls into despair and starts drinking. The story highlights the wretchedness of alcoholism, but more importantly who is to care for such? Mr. Warden and Mrs. Bolton certainly argue this fact, but also the question is posed to all the townspeople.

Contents:

  • Chapter 1 — Upton Rectory
  • Chapter 2 — Ann Holland
  • Chapter 3 — What Was Her Duty?
  • Chapter 4 — A Baby's Grave
  • Chapter 5 — Town's Talk
  • Chapter 6 — The Rector's Return
  • Chapter 7 — Worse Than Dead
  • Chapter 8 — Husband and Wife
  • Chapter 9 — Sad Days
  • Chapter 10 — A Sin and a Shame
  • Chapter 11 — Lost
  • Chapter 12 — A Colonial Curacy
  • Chapter 13 — Self-Sacrifice
  • Chapter 14 — Farewells
  • Chapter 15 — In Despair
  • Chapter 16 — A Long Voyage
  • Chapter 17 — Almost Shipwrecked
  • Chapter 18 — Saved

Characters:

  • David Chantrey—the rector who went on a leave of absence.
  • Sophy Chantrey—the sensitive wife of David.
  • Charlie Chantrey—the seven year son.
  • Mrs. Bolton—the most eminent person in Upton.
  • Ann Holland—a saddler who was very social.
  • Richard Holland—the drunken brother of Ann.
  • Mr. Warden—the replacement rector for David Chantrey.