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North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
North and South
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"How am I to dress up in my finery, and go off and away to smart parties, after the sorrow I have seen today?" 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. Initially... show more
"How am I to dress up in my finery, and go off and away to smart parties, after the sorrow I have seen today?" 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. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man, John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction. In North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fused individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale created one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature. In her introduction Patricia Ingham examines geographical, economic and class differences, and male and female roles in North and South. This edition also includes a list for further reading, notes and a glossary.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140434248 (0140434240)
ASIN: 140434240
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 451
Edition language: English
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
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4.0 Book Review: North and South
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...
annie reads stuff
annie reads stuff rated it
4.0 North & South de Elizabeth Gaskell
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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5.0 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell #2 (how to build a better badass, Victorian style)
There are many remarkable characters in North and South, but perhaps my favorite of all was Hannah Thornton, John Thornton's mother. By way of background, John Thornton is the master of Marlborough Mills, a cotton mill. But, it is important that John Thornton did not inherit wealth, nor was he, n...
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5.0 North and South
Un romanzo davvero stupendo. Ho amato ogni singolo dialogo tra Margaret e Mr. Thorton. Straordinaria descrizione di quella che era la situazione precaria della classe operaia, delle fatiche, delle morti dovute a tecniche letali, dei sorrisi e delle speranze celate dietro il volto morente di una giov...
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