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North and South (Penguin Classics)

North and South (Penguin Classics)
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
ISBN 13: 9780140434248
ISBN 10: 140434240
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $12.00

Mary Gaskell's North and South examines the nature of social authority and obedience and provides an insightful description of the role of middle class women in nineteenth century society. Through the story of Margaret Hale, a southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skillfully explores issues of class and gender, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to the mill owner, John Thornton. This new and revised expanded edition sets the novel in the context of Victorian social and medical debate.