This novel is a study of the contrast between the values and habits of rural southern England and industrial northern England. The heroine, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a parson whose religious doubts force him to resign his Hampshire living and to move with his family to a northern city.
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"Gaskell saw the emotional and economic realities of ordinary life with a steely honesty" ( The Times)
" Ruth, North and South and Mary Barton are at least as good as any of Dickens's novels" (Sara Paretsky)
"Pah! to Dickens. Eat your heart out, Little Nell. That Elizabeth Gaskell could write a death scene to make your socks melt" ( Scotsman)
"One of the most perceptive novels of the mid-Victorian era" ( Glasgow Herald)
" North And South explores themes that still seem strikingly modern. One hundred and fifty years after it appeared, the North-South divide - and the social and economic gulf it implies - remains intact" ( Daily Mail)
'A really remarkable picture of the reality, as well as the prosperity, of northern industrial life, and an interesting examination of changing social conscience' Joanna Trollope
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. later printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140430555
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801404305541.0
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140430555