Mary Barton

By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Mary Barton" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell is a gripping novel set against the backdrop of the Victorian era, delving deep into the social and economic realities of industrial Manchester. Gaskell skillfully portrays the struggles of the working class during the Industrial Revolution, shedding light on poverty, labor unrest, and the emergence of labor unions. Through the protagonist, Mary Barton, the novel explores the complexities of family dynamics, love, and tragedy in a rapidly changing society. Gaskell's rich narrative captures the essence of Victorian literature, offering profound insights into the human condition amidst societal upheaval. The characters are intricately woven into the fabric of the story, driving the plot forward with their hopes, dreams, and struggles. As Mary navigates her way through the challenges of her environment, the reader is drawn into a world where class divides and social reform become central themes. With its character-driven narrative and poignant portrayal of industrial Manchester, "Mary Barton" stands as a timeless classic, showcasing Gaskell's prowess as a writer and her commitment to addressing social issues of her time.

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, also known as Mrs Gaskell, was an English author, biographer, and short story writer. Her stories provide a vivid image of many levels of Victorian society, including the very impoverished. Her debut work, Mary Barton, was published in 1848. The first biography of Charlotte Bronte was The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1857. In her biography, she wrote solely about the moral and sophisticated portions of Bronte's life; the rest she left out, concluding that some, more lurid aspects were better kept buried. Gaskell's best-known novels include Cranford (1851-1853), North and South (1854-1855), and Wives and Daughters (1864-1866), all of which were adapted for television by the BBC. Gaskell was born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson on September 29, 1810, in Lindsey Row, Chelsea, London (now 93 Cheyne Walk). Anthony Todd Thomson delivered her, and his sister Catherine eventually became Gaskell's stepmother. She was the youngest of eight children, and only she and her brother John survived infancy. Her father, William Stevenson, a Unitarian from Berwick-upon-Tweed, was preacher at Failsworth, Lancashire, but resigned on ethical reasons. He traveled to London in 1806 with the aim of heading to India after being appointed private secretary to the Earl of Lauderdale, who would later become Governor General of India.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 398pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057275
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057272
  • Item Weight: 517.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 21.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary