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North & South: Penguin Classic edition

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  • North & South: Penguin Classic edition 
    Title: North & South: Penguin Classic edition
    Author: GASKELL ELIZABETH
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 26/07/2011
    Imprint: PENGUIN
    Price: $15.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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 skilfully fused individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale created on of the most original heroines of Victorian literature. In her introduction, Patricia Ingham examines geographical, economic and class differences, and male and female roles in North and South. This edition also includes a list for further reading, notes and a glossary.

    ISBN: 9780140434248
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