North and South

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North and South by John Jakes Summary

When their two sons meet as West Point cadets, the southern, plantation-owning Main family and the industrialist Hazards of Pennsylvania find their lives interlocked, as the nation moves toward Civil War. Reprint.

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North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

North and South is a social novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. Along with Wives and Daughters and Cranford, it is one of her best known novels and has been adapted for television twice, in 1975 and 2004. The latter version renewed interest in the novel and gained it a wider audience. North and South is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the North of England. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural south, Margaret Hale settles with her parents in Milton where she witnesses the brutal world wrought by the industrial revolution and employers and workers clashing in the first organised strikes. Sympathetic to the poor whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom she makes friends, she clashes with John Thornton, a cotton mill manufacturer who belongs to the nouveaux riches and whose contemptuous attitude to workers Margaret despises. Gaskell based Milton on Manchester, where she lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister.

North and South

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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Summary

A crisis of conscience uproots a clergyman's family from the pastoral beauty of the south, sending them to a dreary city in the industrial north. Margaret Hale is initially appalled by the unrefined town of Milton and its population of factory workers. But after befriending a local family, she develops a sense of sympathy for the struggles of the poor. The demands of Margaret's awakening social conscience are further challenged by her attraction to John Thornton, self-made man and wealthy factory owner. Praised by Charles Dickens as an "admirable story, full of character and power," Elizabeth Gaskell's 1855 novel unfolds across the social divides of a changing world. The romance between the haughty but sensitive heroine and an intelligent, dynamic man of lower social status touches upon political, philosophical, and economic issues. An unflinching depiction of the bleak conditions of the working poor as well as a commentary on the mid-Victorian era's class conflicts, this richly textured tale raises timeless questions about the nature of social authority and protest.

'Twixt North and South

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Nord et Sud

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Nord et Sud by Elizabeth Gaskell Summary

Roman traduit de l'anglais, préfacé et annoté par : Françoise du Sorbier. C’est le choc de deux Angleterre que le roman nous invite à découvrir : le Sud, paisible, rural et conservateur, et le Nord, industriel, énergique et âpre. Entre les deux, la figure de l’héroïne, la jeune et belle Margaret Hale. Après un long séjour à Londres chez sa tante, elle regagne le presbytère familial dans un village du sud de l’Angleterre. Peu après son retour, son père renonce à l’Église et déracine sa famille pour s’installer dans une ville du Nord. Margaret va devoir s’adapter à une nouvelle vie en découvrant le monde industriel avec ses grèves, sa brutalité et sa cruauté. Sa conscience sociale s’éveille à travers les liens qu’elle tisse avec certains ouvriers des filatures locales, et les rapports difficiles qui l’opposent à leur patron, John Thornton. En même temps qu’un étonnant portrait de femme dans l’Angleterre du milieu du xixe siècle, Elizabeth Gaskell brosse ici une de ces larges fresques dont les romanciers victoriens ont le secret. Fille et femme de pasteur, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) connaissait intimement la vie provinciale et les milieux industriels. Sa sensibilité aux questions sociales la porta à peindre avec sympathie la condition des opprimés de son temps : les ouvriers et les femmes. Proche de Charles Dickens, Georges Eliot et Charlotte Brontë, elle a occupé une place importante sur la scène littéraire victorienne. On la redécouvrira avec bonheur.

Homicide, North and South

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Homicide, North and South by Horace V. Redfield Summary

While H. V. Redfield was not the first person to note the elevated amount of interpersonal violence in Southern and border states, Homicide, North and South was the first book to investigate regional differences in murder systematically, by discussing counts and rates from different states and the two major regions side by side. It appears to be the first book to draw on newspaper clippings to document homicide rates quantitatively, and it certainly was the first work to do so in a systematic, comparative fashion. Redfield was the first person to use multiple data sources, both news clippings and (from those states that collected and published them) mortality or criminal statistics. Where possible, he compared such records with one another to establish their joint reliability.

Forever England

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Forever England by Beryl Bainbridge Summary

Chronicling the fates of six English families, this chronicle of England in the twentieth century examines the circumstances of birth, class, economic opportunity, and social custom that define the lives of ordinary English people.

Notes on Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton and North and South

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The North and South

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Margaret of Milton

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Margaret of Milton by Elaine Owen Summary

Margaret Hale loses her father unexpectedly and must marry the man she refused months earlier- the same man who has said he no longer cares for her. At the same time John Thornton is compelled by his sense of honor to offer his name and a home to the woman he believes is in love with another man. How will our couple find their way to happiness and love in a union born of obligation?

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North and South by David Smith Summary

The north-south divide in Britain is not a line drawn across the country above which everyone is poor and below which everyone is rich, but there are fundamental economic, political and social differences which are widening every year.

North and South Illustrated

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North and South Illustrated by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

North and South is a social novel published in 1854 by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. With Wives and Daughters (1865) and Cranford (1853), it is one of her best-known novels and was adapted for television three times (1966, 1975 and 2004). The latter version renewed interest in the novel and attracted a wider readership.

Elizabeth Gaskell

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Elizabeth Gaskell by Anahid Melikian Summary

A revolutionary social and political commentary, North and South solidified Gaskell's place in the company of Victorian England's finest novelists.

Meroitic North and South

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Meroitic North and South by William Yewdale Adams Summary

A collection of prose retellings of ten familiar Shakespeare plays, each illustrated by a well-known artist or artists. What does it mean to be alive? William Shakespeare spent a lifetime writing about that most essential question. Four hundred years later, we are still awed, amused, and inspired by his answers. In Tales from Shakespeare, ten of the Bard2s most popular and powerful works are retold as stories rich in Shakespearean wit and wisdom, and brilliantly illustrated by award-winning artists.

Leaders of the North and South

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Leaders of the North and South by Diane Yancey Summary

Discusses the leaders of the Civil War and their accomplishments, including statesmen, abolitionists, commanders of the Union and the Confederacy, cavalrymen, and women of courage.

Between North and South

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Between North and South by Emily Wharton Sinkler Summary

The daughter of a Philadelphia lawyer, Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler in 1842 and moved to Eutaw Plantation, a cotton plantation on the Santee River sixty miles from Charleston. Her letters to family members in Philadelphia provide a window into the antebellum South and South Carolina during the Civil War.

North and South (Diversion Classics)

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North and South (Diversion Classics) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. After a break with the church forces Margaret Hale's family to the cotton-manufacturing town of Milton, she finds herself in the midst of the industrial revolution. There, she must contend with workers' strikes, conflicts between the classes, and the attentions of Mr. Thornton, an important manufacturer. A fascinating exploration of the relationships between workers and masters, NORTH AND SOUTH is a sweeping novel that brings Victorian England to life.

North and South Annotated

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North and South Annotated by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

North and South is a social novel published in 1854 by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. With Wives and Daughters (1865) and Cranford (1853), it is one of her best-known novels and was adapted for television three times (1966, 1975 and 2004). The 2004 version renewed interest in the novel and attracted a wider readership.Gaskell's first novel, Mary Barton (1848), focused on relations between employers and workers in Manchester from the perspective of the working poor; North and South uses a protagonist from southern England to present and comment on the perspectives of mill owners and workers in an industrializing city. The novel is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil, rural south, Margaret Hale settles with her parents in Milton. She witnesses the brutal world wrought by the Industrial Revolution, seeing employers and workers clashing in the first strikes. Sympathetic to the poor (whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom she makes friends), she clashes with John Thornton: a nouveau riche cotton-mill owner who is contemptuous of his workers. The novel traces her growing understanding of the complexity of labour relations and their influence on well-meaning mill owners and her conflicted relationship with John Thornton. Gaskell based her depiction of Milton on Manchester, where she lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister.