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North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell


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PUBLISHED: 24th April 2012
ISBN: 9780141198927
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Features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. This title 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.
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  • Paperback
    $14.10
PUBLISHED: 24th April 2012
ISBN: 9780141198927
ANNOTATION:
Features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. This title 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.

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Features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. This title 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.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Manchester's Cross Street. As well as leading a busy domestic life as minister's wife and mother of four daughters, she worked among the poor, traveled frequently and wrote. Mary Barton (1848) was her first success.

Two years later she began writing for Dickens's magazine, Household Words, to which she contributed fiction for the next thirteen years, notably a further industrial novel, North and South (1855). In 1850 she met and secured the friendship of Charlotte Bronte. After Charlotte's death in March 1855, Patrick Bronte chose his daughter's friend and fellow-novelist to write The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857), a probing and sympathetic account, that has attained classic stature.

Elizabeth Gaskell's position as a clergyman's wife and as a successful writer introduced her to a wide circle of friends, both from the professional world of Manchester and from the larger literary world. Her output was substantial and completely professional. Dickens discovered her resilient strength of character when trying to impose his views on her as editor of Househo

Product Details

Author
Elizabeth Gaskell
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0141198923
ISBN-13
9780141198927
Media
Book
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
NORTH & SOUTH ELIZABETH GASKEL
Language
English
Series
Penguin English Library
Pages
560
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Format
Paperback