Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Barton (Penguin Audiobooks)

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This is Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel, a widely acclaimed work based on the actual murder, in 1831, of a progressive mill owner. It follows Mary Barton, daughter of a man implicated in the murder, through her adolescence, when she suffers the adva ...Continua
GraJon
Wrote 3/4/09

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
Wrote 2/9/09
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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