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Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in Manchester between 1830 and 1840 and is responsible for the difficulties faced by the lower classes of Victorian England. We're in Manchester around 1840, dramatic period social conflicts and deep lacerations. Among the textile workers in struggle stands out the figure of John Barton, dragged by events to the bottom of a dark slash, and next to him, an extraordinary romantic note in a passionate novel of realism, daughter Mary, contested between two men at the Centre of a love affair that is interwoven with the social drama and turns and wraps , prompting a painful conflict between Mary and her father. Mary Barton, in what is considered the first English realist novel, knows how to combine romance with absolute spontaneity and sense of dramatic realism of life ...