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North and South : World's Classics - Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 14th August 2008
ISBN: 9780199537006
Number Of Pages: 496

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`she tried to settle that most difficult problem for women, how much was to be utterly merged in obedience to authority, and how much might be set apart for freedom in working.'

North and South is a novel about rebellion. Moving from the industrial riots of discontented millworkers through to the unsought passions of a middle-class woman, and from religious crises of conscience to the ethics of naval mutiny, it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience.

Through the story of Margaret Hale, the middle-class southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skilfully explores issues of class and gender in the conflict between Margaret's ready sympathy with the workers and her growing attraction to the charismatic mill ownder, John Thornton. This new revised and expanded edition sets the novel in the context of Victorian social and medical debate. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

ISBN: 9780199537006
ISBN-10: 0199537003
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 14th August 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2

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