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: 1.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934648248 ISBN13 9781934648247
Availability 0 units.
More About Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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'smagazine, Household Words. Elizabeth Gaskell was friends with Charlotte Bronte and consequently went on to write her biography. Pam Norris is Reader in Literature at Liverpool John Mooores University
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in 1810 and died in 1865.
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North & South Jul 29, 2008
I first saw the DVD and than purchased the book. The DVD has become my favorite over Pride and Prejudice. The acting is superb and the story line, athough not quite accurate to the book, is very well told. The plot kept my interest throughout the 4 hours of viewing. I would recommend anyone who enjoys the English period pictures to watch this movie.