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North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
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?' Elizabeth Gaskell's compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced... 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?' Elizabeth Gaskell's compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton. "North and South" depicts a young woman discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people, and what brings them together. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141198927 (0141198923)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 544
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...
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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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