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Mary Barton By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Mary Barton
by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Offering sympathy for the poor, this title reproduces the edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect.
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Mary Barton Summary


Mary Barton by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

'It's the masters as has wrought this woe; it's the masters as should pay for it.' Set in Manchester in the 1840s - a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation - Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the city's working-class community. Paralleling the novel's treatment of the relationship between masters and men, the suffering of the poor, and the workmen's angry response, is the story of Mary herself: a factory-worker's daughter who attracts the attentions of the mill-owner's son, she becomes caught up in the violence of class conflict when a brutal murder forces her to confront her true feelings and allegiances. Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect.

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Mary Barton Reviews


This is Elizabeth Gaskell at her best, and Shirley Foster's edition is both sagacious and formally accurate. The appendices are invaluable and the explanatory notes are relevant without being obtrusive. A must for readers of Mary Barton. Dr. Antonio Ballesteros-Gonzalez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

About Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell



Shirley Foster is former Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Sheffield.

Additional information

GOR001413393
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2006-03-09
480
0192805622
9780192805621
N/A
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