North and South - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)Elizabeth Gaskell (author)
The Penguin English Library edition of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
'How am I to dress up in my finery, and go off and away to smart parties, after the sorrow I have seen today?'
Elizabeth Gaskell's compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton. North and South depicts a young woman discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people, and what brings them together.
The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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“A Classic in Victorian Literature”
North and South is a novel I read during my teenage years, and it’s always one that stuck with me. I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between this and Pride and Prejudice. It has romance, but it’s not... More
This is the very first Victorian novel that earns my scathing attack - I have never read anything as poorly written and boring as this. No character is likeable (in spite of the writer's attempts of constructing... More
“A classic worthy of your time.”
I think that Gaskell is terribly underrated as Victorian authors go and far exceeds Dickens with this novel. In a nutshell, this is like a Victorian Pride and Prejudice with mills (and a lot more depth). Following... More
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