When a crisis of faith prompts his departure from the Church of England, Margaret Hale’s father moves his family north to bleak, industrial Milton. At first, Margaret is put off by the town’s grit and poverty - a stark contrast to her rural southern hometown. But when she is awakened to the suffering of Milton’s hardworking citizens, she makes it her mission to improve their lives. However, Margaret soon finds herself at odds with the man she is falling in love with - the handsome, bullheaded industrialist John Thornton.
Skillfully told, North and South is not only an illuminating novel of its era but an enchanting love story that is sure to linger in the hearts of readers long after the last page.
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Revised edition: Previously published as North and South, this edition of North and South (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.