Set in Manchester between 1837 and 1842, Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel paints a powerful and moving picture of working-class life in Victorian England. It concerns Mary Barton, a mill worker's daughter eager to rise through the ranks, and her father, who shoots dead the mill owner's son. This adaptation offers a stirring narrative with real insight into the lives of the Victorian working classes.
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This is a tale of Dives and Lazarus, of the comfortable pinnacle and the miserable base of the Victorian social pyramid. It is told, however, without simplification and without hatred.From the Publisher:
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Book Description 1994-07-28., 1994. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1653392
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