North and South

North and South

By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Angus Easson (Editor); Sally Shuttleworth (Introduction by)

Oxford University Press, USA, Paperback, 9780199537006, 452pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2008

Description
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.
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About the Author
Along with short stories and a biography of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) published five more novels including "Wives and Daughters" (1865).

Easson is Professor of English at Stanford University

Sally Shuttleworth is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield and author of a number of books, including George Eliot and Nineteenth Century Science. They are codirectors of the SciPer (Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical) project.