North and South (Penguin English Library)
With an essay by V. S. Pritchett.'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,... show more
With an essay by V. S. Pritchett.'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.
Publish date: April 26th 2012
Pages no: 574
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...