North and South
This is a story of contrasts, between North and South, between rural and industrialized England, and above all between the central characters of Margaret Hale and John Thornton, the mill owner... In the shock of her move from a country vicarage to the grim northern industrial town of Milton, she... show more
This is a story of contrasts, between North and South, between rural and industrialized England, and above all between the central characters of Margaret Hale and John Thornton, the mill owner... In the shock of her move from a country vicarage to the grim northern industrial town of Milton, she misjudges John Thornton, whose strength of purpose and passion are a match for her own pride and willfulness. When the workers of Milton call a strike, Margaret takes their side, and the two are brought into deeper conflict.
Publish date: 2002
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Historical Romance
, 19th Century
How to tag this. Know this though: if you expect a romance... well, there is romance, but it's not really the meat of the story. More like a sprinkled seasoning to give the excuse, and a happy ending I guess. What this is about is industrialization, the theme for most characters was the failure ...
Quite a while ago I read the synopsis and purchased North and South from Audible. I haven’t been a great lover of fiction set in this era in the past (1800’s) and have always preferred reading to listening, so kept putting it off. I wish I hadn’t, though, because this was probably the finest reading...
Book: North and South Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Genre: Fiction/Social Commentary/Coming-Of-Age/Romance Summary: When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initial...
I have been curious about reading Gaskell for a while, and my first novel of hers turned out to be this one that mixes romance with social issues relevant to its time in the mid-19th century. The main character, Margaret Hale, initially seems rather contradictory to me. She is the daughter of a coun...
Sin previo aviso, la vida de Margaret Hale da un giro de 180 grados y debe dejar el pueblo de Helstone para mudarse con su familia a Milton, en el otro extremo de Inglaterra. En el sur, la vida rural es simple y tranquila, adecuándose a su personalidad y dejando que los días pasen sin apuro, complem...
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