Mary Barton

Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Overview

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

First published in 1848, Mary Barton is Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel. The story is set in the English city of Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s and deals heavily with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012421333
Publisher: Girlebooks
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 464 KB

About the Author

Tremendously popular in her lifetime, the books of the English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) have often been overshadowed by her contemporaries the Brontës and George Eliot. Yet the reputation of her long-neglected masterpiece Wives and Daughters continues to grow. Gaskell wrote six novels in all — of which North and South and Cranford remain two of the best known — as well as numerous short stories, novellas, and a biography of her great friend Charlotte Brontё.

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Mary Barton 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most under-rated authors of her time or ours. Not only a good book, full of all the twists, turns, heart-break and triumph you would expect, it is also a compelling social commentary without ever becoming too preachy or righteous. If you are a reader of classics you must read this or any of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 7 pages are blank. didn't explore further, but if that is the same as the last 2 books, the grammer will be filled with jibberish every sentence. Badly done!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am on page 12 of this "copy" of a well loved book & the typos are so severe they are sending me to the library to borrow an actual book. I either got this free or for a dollar but its still no good.
ESPASCOE More than 1 year ago
If you feel bad about the economy now and how it treats you, read this book about the cotton instrial age in England. What an eyeopener~