The Penguin English Library edition of North and South by Elizabeth
Gaskell 'How am I to dress up in my finery, and go off and away to
smart parties, after the sorrow I have seen today?' Elizabeth
Gaskell's compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the
most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian
fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the
country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate
sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with
mill-owner John Thornton. North and South depicts a young woman
discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people,
and what brings them together. The Penguin English Library - 100
editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth
century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First
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Tue, 3 Sep 2019 | Review by: Mandisa X
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