North and South

    • 4.5 • 112 Ratings

Publisher Description

North and South is set in the fictional town of Milton in the North of England when industrialisation was changing the city. The novel has frequently been favourably compared to the similarly-focused Shirley by the better-known novelist and friend of Gaskell,  Charlotte Brontë. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural south,  Margaret Hale settles with her parents in the industrial town of Milton where she witnesses the harsh brutal world wrought by the industrial revolution and where employers and workers clash in the first organised strikes. Sympathetic to the poor whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom she makes friends, she clashes with John Thornton, a cotton mill manufacturer who belongs to the nouveaux riches and whose contemptuous attitude to workers Margaret despises. The confrontation between her and Mr Thornton is reminiscent ofElizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, but in the broad context of the harsh industrial North.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1865
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
746
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
506.7
KB

Customer Reviews

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North and South

An in depth look at the life and times of Miss Margaret Hale- a 19th century woman from the south of England in the times shortly after the industrial revolution.

Complete with a most aggravating love story and a happily ever after, this historical fiction is sure to teach you much about that age in time, and sure to have your heart by the end.

Grab some tissues and a snack and get ready to set sail on a long and grand adventure as you pick up Elizabeth Gaskell's creation- North and South.

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