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Book Title: Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life|
Date of issue: April 30th 1975
ISBN 13: 9780140430530
The author of the book: Elizabeth Gaskell
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.91 MB
Edition: Penguin Classics
Read full description of the books Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life:This is Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel, a widely acclaimed work based on the actual murder, in 1831, of a progressive mill owner. It follows Mary Barton, daughter of a man implicated in the murder, through her adolescence, when she suffers the advances of the mill owner, and later through
love and marriage. Set in Manchester, between 1837-42, it paints a powerful and moving picture of working-class life in Victorian England.
Read information about the authorElizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.
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