Author(s): Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn,
Date of Publication: 26/04/2012,
Pagination: 560 pages,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Classic fiction
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.
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