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Mary Barton


Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel depicts nothing less than the great clashes between capital and labour, which arose from rapid industrialisation and ... Show synopsis

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Ann V
by Ann V on Jul 5, 2012

If you like period pieces about England, you will love this author. She writes much like Bronte, Dickens etc. and was one if not the first to be published in England in the early 18 hundreds quite an accomlishment for a woman in those days.


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by a1b2c3 on Jan 28, 2010

This is an old-fashioned book written about the appalling conditions workers in the Lancashire cotton mills faced. There were no unions to protect the working men and women; being laid off meant scrounging for everything and living in sub-standard dwellings. I enjoyed the style of the book and learned a lot about the history of the cotton mills as well.

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