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North and South

North and South

  • Title: North and South
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  • ISBN : 9780199537006
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 452 pages


She tried to settle that most difficult problem for women, how much was to be utterly merged in obedience to authority, and how much might be set apart for freedom in working North and South is a novel about rebellion Moving from the industrial riots of discontented millworkers through to the unsought passions of a middle class woman, and from religious cris She tried to settle that most difficult problem for women, how much was to be utterly merged in obedience to authority, and how much might be set apart for freedom in working North and South is a novel about rebellion Moving from the industrial riots of discontented millworkers through to the unsought passions of a middle class woman, and from religious crises of conscience to the ethics of naval mutiny, it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience Through the story of Margaret Hale, the middle class southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skilfully explores issues of class and gender in the conflict between Margaret s ready sympathy with the workers and her growing attraction to the charismatic mill owner, John Thornton


Author Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, n e Stevenson 29 September 1810 12 November 1865 , often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bront Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social histor




North and South Reviews (31)

  • It s Pride and Prejudice for Socialists. [..]

  • This will be a quote pic review, I don t have time for a long one, and this is such a classic, that whatever I write won t be good enough There will be spoilers as some of my fav quotes, just so you know Thornton and Margaret 3 He almost said to himself that he did not like her, before their con [..]

  • I have just completed reading this book for the second time and it has been even better then the first time.I d already seen the BBC series before reading the first time so I already knew the story, and I wish I d come to the books afresh in a way though I do not think that would have altered in any [..]

  • Update June 16, 2018 I watched the BBC production this past week and it was outstanding I highly recommend pairing the book with the movie While I rated the book 4 stars, the entire package of paper and screen is a sure 5 stars The movie adds that extra bit of magic that I found didn t come across a [..]

  • So about 5 years ago a friend and I were fangirling about Jane Austen generally and debating the merits of the various film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice Colin Firth and Elizabeth Garvie from the 1980 BBC version FTW, by the way and she says, You have to watch this and hands me a couple of DVDs [..]

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