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Mary Barton

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(672 Pages)
Product Number: LP2957
Released: 01 May, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471232596
Publisher: W F Howes
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Elizabeth Gaskell's remarkable first novel, Mary Barton portrays a love that defies the rigid boundaries of class with tragic consequences Mary Barton, the daughter of disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner's son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself painfully torn between the two men. Through Mary's dilemma, and the moving portrayal of her father, the embittered and courageous Chartist agitator John Barton, Mary Barton powerfully dramatizes the class divides of the early nineteenth century as personal tragedy.

Author(s): Elizabeth Gaskell
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2013

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"'Gaskell's shocking, moving and contemporary account of the corrosive effects of injustice and poverty' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Elizabeth Gaskell wrote six novels and a biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë. Her novels are remarkable for their discussion of social class and inequality in the Victorian period"

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