Item description for North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell...
NORTH AND SOUTH (1854) by Elizabeth Gaskell is both a social commentary and the romantic story of a young lady, Margaret Hale, who is relocated with her family from the affluent South of England to the industrial North.
Margaret comes in contact with the difficulties of the working class and her sympathies are engaged. She also encounters the fascinating John Thornton, a wealthy local mill owner and a man of true integrity. Romantic tension ensues, reminiscent of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. However, unlike an Austen heroine, Margaret lives in a world of harsher realities, with few things whitewashed, and suffering going hand in hand with ultimate exultation.
A classic portrayal of nineteenth century industrialization, and of the complexities of the human heart.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934648256 ISBN13 9781934648254
Availability 71 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 12:17.
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More About Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Manchester s Cross Street. As well as leading a busy domestic life as minister s wife and mother of four daughters, she worked among the poor, traveled frequently and wrote. Mary Barton (1848) was her first success.
Two years later she began writing for Dickens s magazine, Household Words, to which she contributed fiction for the next thirteen years, notably a further industrial novel, North and South (1855). In 1850 she met and secured the friendship of Charlotte Bronte. After Charlotte s death in March 1855, Patrick Bronte chose his daughter s friend and fellow-novelist to write The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857), a probing and sympathetic account, that has attained classic stature. Elizabeth Gaskell s position as a clergyman s wife and as a successful writer introduced her to a wide circle of friends, both from the professional world of Manchester and from the larger literary world. Her output was substantial and completely professional. Dickens discovered her resilient strength of character when trying to impose his views on her as editor of Household Words. She proved that she was not to be bullied, even by such a strong-willed man.
Her later works, Sylvia s Lovers (1863), Cousin Phillis (1864) and Wives and Daughters (1866) reveal that she was continuing to develop her writing in new literary directions. Elizabeth Gaskell died suddenly in November 1865."
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in 1810 and died in 1865.
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