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Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life - Elizabeth Gaskell, Jennifer (Ed.) Foster, Jennifer Foster
Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life
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A touching story of love, death, and forgiveness, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton vividly dramatizes the suffering and successes, conflicts and plights of the poverty-stricken Manchester of the 1840s.
A touching story of love, death, and forgiveness, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton vividly dramatizes the suffering and successes, conflicts and plights of the poverty-stricken Manchester of the 1840s.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781551111698 (1551111691)
Publisher: Broadview Press
Pages no: 590
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Mary Barton
bookshelves: victorian, autumn-2010, published-1848, play-dramatisation, britain-england, classic Recommended for: BBC7 listeners Read from September 27 to October 22, 2010 0.0% "A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed - and her Aunt goes missing." 09/28/2010 page 2 0.0% "Mary grows up ...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
4.0
This was Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel and it shows. It's signficantly less assured than her better known works, [b:North and South|156538|North and South|Elizabeth Gaskell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349633381s/156538.jpg|1016482], [b:Cranford|182381|Cranford|Elizabeth Gaskell|http://d.gr-asse...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
4.0 Mary Barton
First sentence: “There are some fields near Manchester, well-known to the inhabitants as ‘Green Heys Fields’, though which runs a public footpath to a little village about two miles distant.”P. 99: “It’s not to be forgotten, or forgiven either, by me or many another; but I canna tell of our down-cas...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
4.0
Just finished MARY BARTON, by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in 1848 based on events in 1837-42 in Manchester, England. I have the Norton Critical edition (2008), but before I wander through its learned criticism, here are a few thoughts.Wow, what a difference from SHIRLEY. Though both Bronte an...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
5.0 Mary Barton (Oxford World's Classics)
I have never understood why Elizabeth Gaskell is not better known. She was a contemporary of Dickens and a much better writer. Both HARD TIMES by Dickens and MARY BARTON by Gaskell deal with the terrible plight of the working poor during the 1840s and 1850s. Gaskell's characters are realistically...
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