North and South
Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - 417 páginas
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Patsy Stoneman, University of Hull.
Set in the mid-19th century, and written from the author's first-hand experience, North and South follows the story of the heroine's movement from the tranquil but moribund ways of southern England to the vital but turbulent north. Elizabeth Gaskell's skilful narrative uses an unusual love story to show how personal and public lives were woven together in a newly industrial society.
This is a tale of hard-won triumphs - of rational thought over prejudice and of humane care over blind deference to the market. Readers in the twenty-first century will find themselves absorbed as this Victorian novel traces the origins of problems and possibilities which are still challenging a hundred and fifty years later: the complex relationships, public and private, between men and women of different classes.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - VeritysVeranda - LibraryThing
Four stars for a work of fiction that is set in a world which can still resonate with the events in the world today, characters who have meaningful conversations/arguements and the lovers have a happy ... Leer comentario completo
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I read this book mainly because I found and LOVED the mini series based on it on Netflix. I have to say that this is one of those rare exceptions where I like the movie more than the book. While the ... Leer comentario completo
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
Haste to the Wedding
Roses and Thorns
The More Haste the Worse Speed
Doubts and Difficulties
New Scenes and Faces
A Soft Breeze in a Sultry Place
Masters and Men
The Shadow of Death
What is a Strike?
Likes and Dislikes
Dressing for Tea
х Wrought Iron and Gold
Men and Gentlemen
The Dark Night
A Blow and its Consequences