North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South is a social novel published in 1854 by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. With Wives and Daughters (1865) and Cranford (1853), it is one of her best-known novels and was adapted for television three times (1966, 1975 and 2004). The later version renewed interest in the novel and attracted a wider readership. Gaskell's first novel, Mary Barton (1848), focused on relations between employers and workers in Manchester from the perspective of the working poor; North and South uses a protagonist from southern England to present and comment on the perspectives of mill owners and workers in an industrialising city. The novel is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil, rural south, Margaret Hale settles with her parents in Milton. She witnesses the brutal world wrought by the Industrial Revolution, seeing employers and workers clashing in the first strikes. Sympathetic to the poor (whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom she makes friends), she clashes with John Thornton: a nouveau riche cotton-mill owner who is contemptuous of his workers. The novel traces her growing understanding of the complexity of labour relations and their impact on well-meaning mill owners and her conflicted relationship with John Thornton. Gaskell based her depiction of Milton on Manchester, where she lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister.

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North and South Hardcover 1677633 $22.62 $24.63 2017
North and South (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) Hardcover 1096219 $39.95 2021
North and South: Large Print Paperback 1025591 $16.99 2021
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North and South Illustrated Paperback 1143494 $23.99 2021
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North and South (Annotated) Paperback 1938490 $19.99 2021
North and South (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 298245 $9.53 $1.71 2004
North and South Illustrated Paperback 1155582 $23.99 2020
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North and South (Collectors Library) by Elizabeth Gaskell (2013-04-01) Hardcover 11508932 $258.84 $171.16
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A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-centralCanada (Peterson Field Guide) Paperback 5257715 $15.37 $6.16 1973
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The Rainbow Fish Hardcover 2543 $2.49 $1.04 1999
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North and South (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback 70835 $2.42 $0.37 1998
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North and South, Mary Barton, Wives and Daughters (Annotated) Audible Audiobook 114246 $25.99 2018
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North and South (Annotated) Kindle Edition 2325080 2015
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A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada (Peterson Field Guides (Paperback)) Paperback 29186 $10.80 $3.18 1973