Mary Barton

Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

About the Author

Gaskell was born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson on September 29, 1810. Her family lived in Chelsea (now Cheyne Walk.) After her mother died when Gaskell was still a toddler, her father, William, took her to North England to stay with an aunt. He remarried, and didn’t see her again until she was twelve years old, causing her to feel abandoned. At twenty, she married William Gaskell, a Unitarian minister like her father, and moved to 1 Dover Street, Manchester. She had four daughters, and worked as a pastor’s wife among the young girls who labored long hours in the city’s cotton mills. A frequent traveler, the nature of her foreign correspondence reveals that she was a private person – she wanted the letters burned – who was more industrious and organized than passionate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440436154
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 02/11/2010
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Foster a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa, is a professional writer and editor who has written on nineteenth-century British literature.

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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~