|Christensen, Allan C. “Sick Mothers and Daughters:
Symptoms of Cultural Disorder in Novels by Manzoni, Dickens, Kingsley,
Bulwer-Lytton, James,” RSV: Rivista di Studi Vittoriani Vol. 7,
No. 4 (January 1999): 5-32.
Christensen discusses the relationship of mother and daughter in Two Years Ago in the context of society's "sick cultural system" (6). “The passionate reunification of mother and daughter thus comes to typify not only the event that will restore health to a particular plague-stricken culture but also the redemption of the human race” (26).