North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell (Paperback)

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Description

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, this edition of North and South is presented with extra material and notes to the text.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847497161
Department
Books
Released
4 Sep 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Series
Alma Classics Evergreens
Language
English
Number of Pages
480
Dimensions
198 x 128 x 128mm (198g)

Summary

Having grown up in London and rural southern England, Margaret Hale moves with her father to the northern industrial city of Milton. She is shocked by the poverty she encounters and dismayed by the unsympathetic attitude of the textile-mill owner John Thornton, whose factory workers are engaged in an acrimonious strike. Against this backdrop of social unrest, the relationship between the two is tumultuous, and it takes further upheaval and tragedy for them to see each other in a different light.

First serialized in Dickens's magazine Household Words in the same period as Hard Times, North and South shares its famous counterpart's concern with the inequality and hardship generated by the Industrial Revolution in northern England, while at the same time creating one of the nineteenth century's most memorable and engaging female protagonists in Margaret Hale.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
BIC Classification 3
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Great Britain - Fiction - Social conditions - 19th century
Dewey Classification
823.8
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Known for her vivid and sensitive depictions of the many social classes of Victorian England, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) was one of her era's foremost novelists, with Cranford and North and South remaining among the nation's favourite novels to this day.

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