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North and South

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

Editore: Chivers Audio Books, 2002
ISBN 10: 0754055167 / ISBN 13: 9780754055167
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Titolo: North and South

Casa editrice: Chivers Audio Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

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Riassunto: When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man, John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction. In "North and South", Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fused individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale created one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature.

Sinossi: This is a story of contrasts, between North and South, between rural and industrialized England, and above all between the central characters of Margaret Hale and John Thornton, the mill owner... In the shock of her move from a country vicarage to the grim northern industrial town of Milton, she misjudges John Thornton, whose strength of purpose and passion are a match for her own pride and willfulness. When the workers of Milton call a strike, Margaret takes their side, and the two are brought into deeper conflict.

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