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    North and South (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Elizabeth Gaskell, Edited by Patricia Ingham

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    DescriptionAs relevant now as when it was first published, Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South" skilfully weaves a compelling love story into a clash between the pursuit of profit and humanitarian ideals. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by Patricia Ingham. 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 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" Gaskell skilfully fused individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale created one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature. In her introduction Patricia Ingham examines Elizabeth Gaskell's treatment of geographical, economic and class differences, and the male and female roles portrayed in the novel. This edition also includes further reading, notes and a useful glossary. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) was born in London, but grew up in the north of England in the village of Knutsford. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell and had four daughters, and one son who died in infancy. Her first novel, "Mary Barton", was published in 1848, winning the attention of Charles Dickens, and most of her later work was published in his journals, including "Cranford" (1853), serialised in Dickens' "Household Words". She was also a lifelong friend of Charlotte Bronte, whose biography she wrote. If you enjoyed "North and South", you might like Jane Austen's "Persuasion", also available in "Penguin Classics". "[An] admirable story...full of character and power." (Charles Dickens).


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    Title
    North and South
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Gaskell, Edited by Patricia Ingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140434248
    ISBN 10: 0140434240
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    LC classification: PZ3.G212 N10
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000, FIC027050, FIC008000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Gaskell was born in London in 1810 but spent most of her life in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon. She married the Reverend William Gaskell and had four daughters by him. She worked among the poor, travelled frequently and wrote for Dickens' magazine Household Words. Mrs Gaskell was friends with Charlotte Bronte, and consquently went on to write her biography. Patricia Ingham is a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, and has written widely on the Victorian novel.
    Review quote
    "[An] admirable story ... full of character and power" --Charles Dickens
    Back cover copy
    From her home ground, her father's comfortably middle-class living in Hampshire and her aunt's establishment in Harley Street, Margaret is exiled to the ugly northern industrial town of Milton. Surprisingly, her social consciousness awakens. It is intensified by a relationship with the local mill-owner, Thornton, that combines passionate attraction with fierce opposition. The novel explores the exploitation of the working class, linking the plight of workers with that of women and probing the myth and reality of the 'north-south divide'.