Mary Barton

Mary Barton

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A novel that tells of the comfortable pinnacle and miserable base of the Victorian social pyramid. James Barton blames the death of his wife on her beautiful sister, Esther. Before mysteriously vanishing, Esther vows to make a lady of her niece Mary - words which sow the seeds of ambition in the girl. Violently attacked by Manchester mill-owners and the Tory Press as being biased against employers, the novel (1848) was greatly admired by Carlyle and Dickens.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192835106
  • 9780192835109

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"The notes are remarkable for their clarity and their completeness. Usually I am not fond of introductions, but Professor Wright's essentially historicist rendering of the tale is on the mark."--George Evans Light, Stanford University"First-rate edition!"--Suzanne Ozment, The Citadelshow more

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13,226 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 24% (3,195)
4 36% (4,802)
3 28% (3,751)
2 8% (1,086)
1 3% (392)
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