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North and South (with an Introduction by Adolphus William Ward)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, bio... Lire la suite
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848. Among Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford (1851-53), North and South (1854-55), and Wives and Daughters (1865), each having been adapted for television by the BBC.

In early 1850 Gaskell wrote to Charles Dickens asking for advice about assisting a girl named Pasley whom she had visited in prison. Pasley provided her with a model for the title character of Ruth in 1853. Lizzie Leigh was published in March and April 1850, in the first numbers of Dickens's journal Household Words, in which many of her works were to be published. In June 1855 Patrick Brontë asked Gaskell to write a biography of his daughter Charlotte, and The Life of Charlotte Brontë was published in 1857. This played a significant role in developing Gaskell's own literary career.



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Set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the North of England, "North and South" is Elizabeth Gaskell's 1855 novel that contrasts the different ways of life in the two respective regions of England. In the North the emerging industrialized society is sharply contrasted with the aging gentry of the agrarian based South. The plot of "North and South" centers around the main character Margaret Hale, the daughter of a non-conformist minister who moves his family to an industrial town in the North after a split from the Church of England. Here the impact of the industrial revolution can be fully seen as tensions between workers and employers over poor working conditions and the growing divide between the rich industrialists and poor factory workers escalate into violent conflict. Originally serialized between September 1854 and January 1855 in Charles Dickens's "Household Words", "North and South" was one of the first and most important social novels to address the changes brought about by the industrial revolution in England. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Adolphus William Ward.

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Titre: North and South (with an Introduction by Adolphus William Ward)
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Code EAN: 9781420951783
ISBN: 1420951785
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 378
Poids: 504g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T22mm
Année: 2015