North and South

North and South

An Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

Book - 2005
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This Norton Critical Edition of her best-selling novel is annotated and edited by preeminent Gaskell scholar Alan Shelston. "Contexts" includes contemporary reviews and correspondence related to North and South, along with the full text of Gaskell's 1850 short story "Lizzie Leigh," which, like North and South, is set in industrial Manchester and deals with strong working women. This topic is further addressed in Bessie Rayner Parkes's essay on Victorian working women. "Criticism" collects eleven assessments of the novel, among them Louis Cazamian's 1904 study of industrial fiction and Hilary Schor's recent study of North and South in the context of discourse analysis. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393979084
Characteristics: xvi, 585 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shelston, Alan


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Feb 13, 2015

Very interesting novel written during the Industrial Revolution. It is a bit Pride and Prejudice and a bit Jane Eyreish. It's nice to see a female author tackle social issues and have a fairly realistic romance (although the heroine takes forever to get over herself).


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