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Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester life

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Macdonald Daly
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003. ©1996
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the city's working-class community. Paralleling the novel's treatment of the relationship between masters and men, the suffering of the poor, and the workmen's angry response, is the story of Mary herself: a factory-worker's daughter who attracts the attentions of the mill-owner's son, she becomes caught up in the violence of class conflict when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Political fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Macdonald Daly
ISBN: 014043464X 9780140434644
OCLC Number: 70320132
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: "This edition published in Penguin classics 1996. Reprinted with a new Chronology 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: xl, 417 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Gaskell ; edited with an introduction and notes by Macdonald Daly.

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Mary Barton, the daughter of disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner's son, and making a better life for herself  Read more...

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"The revolution urged by Mary Barton is a revolution in the emotional and mental dispositions of individuals towards each other ... a thoroughly idealist enterprise." --Macdonald Daly

 
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