Mary Barton

(Everyman's Library Classics)

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A romantic story with descriptions of working people and their lives, as the author encountered them in northern mills. Despite this grim setting, the book has the power to involve the reader in the lives of Elizabeth Gaskell's characters.
GraJon
Ha scritto il 04/03/09

A simple story of what life was like for both poor and rich in the 1800's. It contains some memorable sayings but the characters are not so memorable as they could be - too much description and not enough dialogue to make them real.

Robot-mel
Ha scritto il 09/02/09
Wow! by far the favorite of Mrs. Gaskell's books I've read so far. How really awful it was to be poor in Manchester in the 1840s. It was all about how tragedy happens to really good people. It lacked artificiality and had great characterisation. The...Continua

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