More info One of the finest works of the «golden age» of English literature. A multi-filmed masterpiece of psychological realism. The novel, which was first published in 1848, made a sensation in England, because in it, for the first time in European literature, with all frankness and directness, a very uncomfortable question was asked: should a woman who became the wife of a domestic tyrant humbly bear her cross «for the sake of preserving the family», for the sake of children? Or maybe breaking the bonds of such a marriage is not only her right, but also her duty as a mother? A question that, alas, for many women around the world remains relevant today.