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- DescriptionThis book comes with an introduction by Jenny Uglow. Milton is a sooty, isy rthern town centred around the cotton mills that employ most of its inhabitants. Arriving from a rural idyll in the south, Margaret Hale is initially shocked by the social unrest and poverty she finds in her new hometown. However, as she begins to befriend her neighbours, and her stormy relationship with the mill-owner John Thornton develops, she starts to see Milton in a different light.
- Author BiographyElizabeth Gaskell was born on 29 September 1810 in London. She was brought up in Knutsford, Cheshire by her aunt after her mother died when she was two years old. In 1832 she married William Gaskell, who was a Unitarian minister like her father. After their marriage they lived in Manchester with their children. Elizabeth Gaskell published her first novel, Mary Barton, in 1848 to great success. She went on to publish much of her work in Charles Dickens's magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round. Along with short stories and a biography of Charlotte Bronte, she published five more novels including North and South (1855) and Wives and Daughters (1866). Wives and Daughters is unfinished as Elizabeth Gaskell died suddenly of heart failure on 12 November 1865.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Gaskell
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication06/03/2008
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVintage Classics
- Weight393 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Introduction byJenny Uglow
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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- tjgmws04 Jan, 2015by
Definitely worth reading! Transporting you back to another time.
I have been wanting to read this book ever since I saw the BBC miniseries with Richard Armitage. The book was at times hard to read especially when the author was using the darkshire accent of Nicholas Higgins and also the small amounts of French. Overall the book is definitely worth reading and I couldn't put it down.
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