The Widow’s Son

Amy Wynne and her young son Owen struggle to sustain themselves when Doctor Hugh Wynne dies under mysterious circumstances.

Widow's Son
Widow’s Son

Written by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819–1899).
From the 1867 T. B. Peterson edition. 53 chapters, 650 pages, 195,700 words.

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  • Chapter I. – A Mysterious Summons.
  • Chapter II. – The Patient.
  • Chapter III. – Life’s New Recruit.
  • Chapter IV. – The Doctor’s Fate.
  • Chapter V. – The Messenger.
  • Chapter VI. – The Day’s Revelations.
  • Chapter VII. – The Widow’s Stay.
  • Chapter VIII. – Investigations.
  • Chapter IX. – Ways and Means.
  • Chapter X. – The Little Household.
  • Chapter XI. – The Mother and Son.
  • Chapter XII. – Kindness and Comfort.
  • Chapter XIII. – Brighter Hopes.
  • Chapter XIV. – A Surprise.
  • Chapter XV. – Struggles.
  • Chapter XVI. – Visitors.
  • Chapter XVII. – Surprises.
  • Chapter XVIII. – The Old Lodge.
  • Chapter XIX. – A New Scene.
  • Chapter XX. – Owen’s Plan.
  • Chapter XXI. – In the Old Manor-house.
  • Chapter XXII. – Owen Begins Business.
  • Chapter XXIII. – The little Peddler.
  • Chapter XXIV. – Rising.
  • Chapter XXV. – Rising.
  • Chapter XXVI. – Upward.
  • Chapter XXVII. – Pleasant Days.
  • Chapter XXVIII. – A Bright Descent.
  • Chapter XXIX. – A Serene Setting.
  • Chapter XXX. – The Orphans.
  • Chapter XXXI. – Owen’s Journey.
  • Chapter XXXII. – Another Enterprise.
  • Chapter XXXIII. – An Important Arrival.
  • Chapter XXXIV. – A Change of Abode.
  • Chapter XXXV. – The Cottage.
  • Chapter XXXVI. – “We are Lilies.”
  • Chapter XXXVII. – Perfect Love.
  • Chapter XXXVIII. – Lily May’s Woe.
  • Chapter XXIX. – Lily May’s Walk.
  • Chapter XL. – Nameless and Homeless.
  • Chapter XLI. – Sympathy.
  • Chapter XLII. – Mr. Stukely and his Only Mother.
  • Chapter XLIII. – A Lucky Visitor.
  • Chapter XLIV. – The Mute’s Revenge.
  • Chapter XLV. – Remorse.
  • Chapter XLVI. – Lily May’s Letter.
  • Chapter XLVII. – The Search.
  • Chapter XLVIII. – Mother and Daughter.
  • Chapter XLIX. – A Story Told in the Middle Watch.
  • Chapter L. – Disclosures.
  • Chapter LI. – On the Ocean Steamer.
  • Chapter LII. – Nearest and Dearest.
  • Chapter LIII. – Reunion.