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The Manchester Man

By: Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Manchester Man" by Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks is a historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian-era Northern England. It intricately weaves together the lives of characters from different social classes, forming a compelling family saga that reflects the complexities of urbanization and industrialization. The story delves into the profound impact of the cotton industry on Manchester, portraying the stark wealth disparity between the affluent industrialists and the struggling working class. Against this backdrop, themes of romanticism and the labor movements emerge, highlighting the societal upheaval and economic struggles faced by the people of Manchester. Through vivid descriptions and rich historical detail, the novel captures the essence of a rapidly changing industrial landscape and the human experiences within it. It portrays the resilience of individuals amidst economic upheaval and societal transformations, offering a poignant portrayal of life in Victorian Manchester. "The Manchester Man" stands as a testament to the enduring power of historical fiction to illuminate the past and resonate with contemporary audiences, while shedding light on the enduring themes of social class, industrialization, and family dynamics.

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Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks

Isabella Banks, sometimes known as Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks, was an English novelist and poet. Banks was born in Manchester, England, and is most known today for her work The Manchester Man, which was released in 1876. Sabella Varley was born on March 25, 1821, above her father's pharmacy at 10 Oldham Street, in what is now known as Manchester's Northern Quarter. Isabella took a deep interest in Manchester's history and political growth. Her father, James, and mother, Amelia, were both politically involved long before the City of Manchester had its own parliamentary representation; her father served as a town alderman and magistrate throughout his life. Varley's writing ability was first recognized when The Manchester Guardian published her poem "A Dying Girl to her Mother" in 1837. Around the same time, she began frequenting the Sun Inn on Long Millgate in Manchester, a pub popular with poets, writers, and other working-class intellectuals, and joined the Sun Inn Group, which included Samuel Bamford, John Critchley Prince, John Bolton Rogerson, Robert Rose, Elijah Ridings, and Robert Story. However, she was too bashful to fully engage in the Group's gatherings, preferring to hide behind a velvet curtain in the back of the room during readings and have others read her own works aloud on her behalf.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 346 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363056406
  • ISBN-13: 9789363056404
  • Item Weight: 449.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.1mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General