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North and South (1855)

by Elizabeth Gaskell

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North and South draws on Gaskell's own experiences of the poverty and hardship of life in the industrial north of England. Her heroine, Margaret Hale, is taken from the wealthy south by her nonconformist minister father, to live in a fictional northern town. The stark differences are explored through Margaret's abrupt change in circumstance, and her sympathetic reaction to the plight of the northerners. She comes into conflict with a local mill owner who proposes marriage to her. The two undergo a series of misunderstandings and changes of heart before they are reunited.

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When Southerner Margaret Hale is forced to relocate to the northern town of Milton, she finds herself hating the industrial society, offended by the townspeople and disgusted by the dirt and noise she finds there. Mill owner John Thornton represents all she has come to despise about her new home. But gradually, Margaret's attitudes soften, and she makes friends with people in the town, learning about the plight of the millworkers - their poverty and workplace struggles. As events throw Margaret and John together, she realises even two complete opposites can fall in love.
  fewbach | Mar 16, 2024 |
The writing and characters are the heart of this story. ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Jan 15, 2024 |
A patronising and toe curling attitude to the British proletariat. I'd had enough after 80 pages. ( )
  BernsW | Dec 18, 2023 |
Really great. ( )
  k6gst | Oct 30, 2023 |
Now I don't have anything against Elizabeth Gaskell but she just didn't blow me away with this one. It was truly a rollercoaster ride, but not in the exciting way that people generally mean. Rather, I got 157 pages into it reading a physical copy, put the copy down to study for finals, and didn't return until it was finally my turn to check out the audiobook from the library. In those 157 pages almost nothing interesting happened. In other words, the attendants were still seating people on the rollercoaster for a whole 157 pages. I was astonished when, on my 3rd or 4th hour of listening to the really too long audiobook while putting up wallpaper, suddenly things got interesting! I was really there for the mutiny and train station stuff which was pretty obviously foreshadowed, it just took longer to get there than my attention span would allow. So it was a fun rollercoaster after all. And yet, the rollercoaster slowed down for a good long time after the intense twists and turns, at which point I promptly lost interest once more and was glad to move onto my next book (a really quite old Chinese classic that is somehow managing to be much more exciting AND way saucier).Thank goodness for the mutiny, or else I would have had to give this classic only three stars. ( )
  ejerig | Oct 25, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gaskell, Elizabethprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Button, FrancesCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chadwick, Esther AliceIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Collin, DorothyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cooper, RoseCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dodsworth, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Easson, AngusEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingham, PatriciaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jay, ElisabethEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jong, Akkie deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kranzler, LauraChronologysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kwiatkowska, KatarzynaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leyrer, GindaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pérez, ÁngelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shelston, AlanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shuttleworth, SallyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sorbier, Françoise DuIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, JulietNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Uglow, JennyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vonghizas, ConstantinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wille, ClareNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Edith!" said Margaret, gently, "Edith!"
North and South is one of the most intricately structured novels of the Victorian age. (Introduction)
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She had never come in contact with the taste that loves ornament, however bad, more than the plainness and simplicity which are of themselves the framework of elegance.
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North and South draws on Gaskell's own experiences of the poverty and hardship of life in the industrial north of England. Her heroine, Margaret Hale, is taken from the wealthy south by her nonconformist minister father, to live in a fictional northern town. The stark differences are explored through Margaret's abrupt change in circumstance, and her sympathetic reaction to the plight of the northerners. She comes into conflict with a local mill owner who proposes marriage to her. The two undergo a series of misunderstandings and changes of heart before they are reunited.

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