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Mary Barton

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton was published in 1848. It tells of the plight of the lower class in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. Contrasting the gap between rich and poor, the first half of the novel tells of the humble lives of the Barton and Wilson families, the extreme poverty of the Davenports and the luxurious life of the Carsons. Symbolically, John Barton receives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
ISBN: 9781775416463 1775416461
OCLC Number: 605897302
Notes: Archived by the National Library of New Zealand.
Title from PDF cover (viewed on Jun. 28, 2011).
Novel, originally published in 1848.
Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title are non-functional.
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (790 pages))
Contents: Title; Contents; I --
A Mysterious Disappearance; II --
A Manchester Tea-Party; III --
John Bartons Great Trouble; IV --
Old Alice's History; V --
The Mill on Fire-Jem Wilson to the Rescue; VI --
Poverty and Death; VII --
Jem Wilson's Repulse; VIII --
Margaret's Debut as a Public Singer; IX --
Barton's London Experiences; X --
Return of the Prodigal; XI --
Mr. Carson's Intentions Revealed; XII --
Old Alice's Bairn, ; XIII --
A Traveller's Tales; XIV --
Jem's Interview with Poor Esther; XV --
A Violent Meeting Between the Rivals; XVI --
Meeting Between Masters and Workmen; XVII --
Barton's Night-Errand. XVIII --
MurderXIX --
Jem Wilson Arrested on Suspicion, ; XX --
Mary's Dream-And the Awakening; XXI --
Esther's Motive in Seeking Mary; XXII --
Mary's Efforts to Prove an Alibi; XXIII --
The Sub-Poena; XXIV --
With the Dying; XXV --
Mrs. Wilson's Determination; XXVI --
The Journey to Liverpool; XXVII --
In the Liverpool Docks; XXVIII --
"John Cropper," Ahoy!; XXIX --
A True Bill Against Jem; XXX --
Job Legh's Deception; XXXI --
How Mary Passed the Night; XXXII --
The Trial and Verdict -"Not Guilty"; XXXIII --
Requiescat in Pace; XXXIV --
The Return Home; XXXV --
"Forgive Us Our Trespasses." XXXVI --
Jem's Interview with Mr. DuncombeXXXVII --
Details Connected with the Murder; XXXVIII --
Conclusion; Endnotes.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Gaskell.
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The first novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton was published in 1848. It tells of the plight of the lower class in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. Contrasting the gap between rich and poor, the first half of the novel tells of the humble lives of the Barton and Wilson families, the extreme poverty of the Davenports and the luxurious life of the Carsons. Symbolically, John Barton receives five shillings for selling most of his worldly possessions; Henry ...

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