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Nord et Sud (Littérature étrangère) by Elizabeth Gaskell, Françoise du Sorbier

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Written at the request of Charles Dickens North and South is a book about rebellion it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine Margaret Hale is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature .

When Margaret Hale s father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire and move with her family to the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England Though at first disgusted by her new surroundings she witnesses the brutality wrought by the Industrial Revolution and becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers Sympathetic to the poor she makes friends among them and develops a fervent sense of social justice She clashes with the mill owner and self made man John Thornton who is contemptuous of his workers However their fierce opposition masks a deeper attraction .

Gaskell based her depiction of Milton on Manchester where she lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister She was an accomplished writer much of her work published in Charles Dickens magazine Household Words including North and South which was originally published as a serial She was also friends with Charlotte Bront and after her death her father Patrick Bront chose Gaskell to write The Life of Charlotte Bront

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When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill owner and self made man John Thornton as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction br br In i North and South i Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fuses individual feeling with social concern and in Margaret Hale creates one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature, No description available, This is Elizabeth Gaskell s first novel a widely acclaimed work based on the actual murder in of a progressive mill owner It follows Mary Barton daughter of a man implicated in the murder through her adolescence when she suffers the advances of the mill owner and later through love and marriage Set in Manchester between it paints a powerful and moving picture of working class life in Victorian England, i Such whispered tales such old temptations and hauntings and devilish terrors i br br Elizabeth Gaskell s chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie compelling effect Disappearances inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings mixes gossip and fact Lois the Witch a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria while in The Old Nurse s Story a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors Whether darkly surreal such as The Poor Clare where an evil doppelganger is formed by a woman s bitter curse or mischievous like Curious if True a playful reworking of fairy tales all the pieces in this volume form a start contrast to the social realism of Gaskell s novels revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing br br Laura Kranzler s introduction discusses how Gaskell s tales with their ghostly doublings and transgressive passions show the Gothic underside of female identity domestic relations and male authority This edition also contains a chronology further reading and explanatory notes