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Description - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

This is one of the earliest novels of industrial alienation, tellingly linked to the plight of 19th-century women. It tells of the relationship between Margaret Hale, a girl from the old rural south, and John Thornton, a mill owner from the new industrial north.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140434248
ISBN-10: 0140434240
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell was born in London in 1810 but spent most of her life in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon. She married the Reverend William Gaskell and had four daughters by him. She worked among the poor, travelled frequently and wrote for Dickens' magazine Household Words. Mrs Gaskell was friends with Charlotte Bronte, and consquently went on to write her biography. Patricia Ingham is a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, and has written widely on the Victorian novel.

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