Mary Barton (Oxford World's Classics) download epub
by Shirley Foster,Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton, published in 1848, was Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel. Originally titled "John Barton," it's a book with many elements - starting out as a exploration of the lives of the poor in Manchester, England and ending as a more traditional love story with a focus on economic justice.
Mary Barton, published in 1848, was Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel. Mary is John's daughter, a young dressmaker who enters into a flirtation with the son of a factory owner.
Bibliographic Details. Title: Mary Barton (Oxford World's Classics).
Mary Barton (Oxford World's Classics). Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA. Publication Date: 2006.
Elizabeth Gaskell, Shirley Foster. Set in Manchester in the 1840s, Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the city's working-class community. In addition, the book contains an up-to-date critical biography, revised notes and appendixes that include Gaskell's rough draft and outline of the novel's conclusion.
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Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 437 pages. Published April 20th 2006 by Oxford University Press (first published 1848). In Mary Barton, Gaskell tells her tale with so much feeling. Her sympathy towards the working class is obvious. The beautiful and passionate writing of hers pours this sympathy in to the hearts of the readers connecting them with the story and the characters and through them, with the working class.
by Elizabeth Gaskell. I. A mysterious disappearance. A Manchester tea-party. John Barton's great trouble. The mill on fire-Jem Wilson to the rescue. Jem Wilson's repulse. Margaret's debut as a public singer. Barton's London experiences. Return of the prodigal. Mr. Carson's intentions revealed.
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Although Mary Barton is an excellent example of historical literature, it is not without faults. The greatest weakness relates to the author s inability to completely overcome her middle class attitudes. Perhaps the most profound evidence of this can be found in Chapter 3. The passage begins with a vivid description of the differences between the employers and the employed. Gaskell is forced to take a closer look at the hardships of the poor while setting aside what her middle-class upbringing has taught her. Nevertheless, Gaskell is at least somewhat critical of John Barton, and she continues to pass judgment on him for lacking prudence and foresight.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Edition edition (April 20, 2006)
Pages: 480 pages