North and South (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s NORTH AND SOUTH is an inspiring piece of Victorian Literature. When Margaret Hale's father relocates the family from the south of Europe to an industrial northern town, she finds herself feeling out of place. Soon, Margaret meets a mill owner by the name of John Thornton who is as strong willed as she and through their relationship a story of empathy, love and a changing world unfolds. A compelling novel that highlights both protagonists’ voices and the social divide of the time.

— Sarah


Mary Gaskell's North and South examines the nature of social authority and obedience and provides an insightful description of the role of middle class women in nineteenth century society. Through the story of Margaret Hale, a southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skillfully explores issues of class and gender, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to the mill owner, John Thornton. This new and revised expanded edition sets the novel in the context of Victorian social and medical debate.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Sally Shuttleworth is Professor of Literature at the University of Sheffield.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199537006
ISBN-10: 0199537003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 15th, 2008
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics