North and South

Author(s): Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Liz Foley (Editor); Jenny Uglow (Introduction by)

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North and South By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell North and South is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in book form in 1855 originally appeared as a twenty-two-part weekly serial from September 1854 through January 1855 in the magazine Household Words, edited by Charles Dickens. The title indicates a major theme of the book: the contrast between the way of life in the industrial north of England and the wealthier south, although it was only under pressure from her publishers that Gaskell changed the title from its original, Margaret Hale.

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'A really remarkable picture of the reality, as well as the prosperity, of northern industrial life, and an interesting examination of changing social conscience' Joanna Trollope

Elizabeth 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099511489
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : March 2008
  • : 196mm X 132mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.8
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 1
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  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : Paperback
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : Paperback
  • : 576
  • : 576
  • : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Liz Foley (Editor); Jenny Uglow (Introduction by)
  • : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Liz Foley (Editor); Jenny Uglow (Introduction by)
  • : 823.8