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North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South
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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... show more
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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140623758 (0140623752)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.5 The more things change
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 ...
Hol
Hol rated it
5.0 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
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...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
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...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
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...
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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