North and South

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Penguin, 1996 M06 1 - 480 páginas
As relevant now as when it was first published, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South skilfully weaves a compelling love story into a clash between the pursuit of profit and humanitarian ideals. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Patricia Ingham. When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the North of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction. In North and South Gaskell skilfully fused individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale created one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature. In her introduction Patricia Ingham examines Elizabeth Gaskell's treatment of geographical, economic and class differences, and the male and female roles portrayed in the novel. This edition also includes further reading, notes and a useful glossary. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) was born in London, but grew up in the north of England in the village of Knutsford. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell and had four daughters, and one son who died in infancy. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848, winning the attention of Charles Dickens, and most of her later work was published in his journals, including Cranford (1853), serialised in Dickens's Household Words. She was also a lifelong friend of Charlotte Brontë, whose biography she wrote. If you enjoyed North and South, you might like Jane Austen's Persuasion, also available in Penguin Classics. '[An] admirable story ... full of character and power' Charles Dickens

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
vii
CHRONOLOGY
viii
INTRODUCTION
xii
FURTHER READING
xxx
NOTE ON THE TEXT
xxxii
NORTH AND SOUTH
1
Haste to the Wedding
7
Roses and Thorns
16
Mother and Son
204
Fruitpiece
209
Comfort in Sorrow
215
A Ray of Sunshine
230
Home at Last
235
Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot?
246
Mischances
256
Peace
260

The More Haste the Worse Speed
24
Doubts and Difficulties
33
V Decision
42
Farewell
53
New Scenes and Faces
59
Home Sickness
66
Dressing for Tea
75
Wrought Iron and Gold
79
First Impressions
87
Morning Calls
94
A Soft Breeze in a Sultry Place
99
The Meeting
105
Masters and Men
110
The Shadow of Death
124
What is a Strike?
131
Likes and Dislikes
138
Angel Visits
146
Men and Gentlemen
156
The Dark Night
164
A Blow and Its Consequences
171
Mistakes
183
Mistakes Cleared Up
190
Frederick
195
False and True
265
Expiation
270
Union Not Always Strength
283
Looking South
293
Promises Fulfilled
302
Making Friends
314
Out of Tune
322
The Journeys End
334
Alone Alone
345
Margarets Flittin
355
Ease Not Peace
363
Not All a Dream
372
Once and Now
375
Something Wanting
392
Neer to be Found Again
397
Breathing Tranquillity
402
Changes at Milton
407
Meeting Again
416
Pack Clouds Away
422
NOTES
426
GLOSSARY
450
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Patricia Ingham is Senior Research Fellow and Reader at St Anne's College, Oxford. She has written on the Victorian novel and on Hardy in particular. she is the General Editor of all Hardy's fiction in the Penguin Classics and has edited Gaskell's North and South for the series.

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