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Download reader ¼ North and South ☆ 521 pages Í gwairsoft å [PDF / Epub] ☂ North and South By Elizabeth Gaskell – 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 norDustrial 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 th Update June 16 2018 I watched the BBC production this past week and it was outstanding I highly recommend pairing the book with the movie While I rated the book 4 stars the entire package of paper and screen is a sure 5 stars The movie adds that extra bit of magic that I found didn't come across as well in the writing alone And the acting superb Yes I did need to fan myself on several occasions thank you Richard Armitage And that ending sigh About three or four years ago I picked up a copy of Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters on a whim never before having heard of the book or even the author for that matter I know thank goodness for Goodreads or I would forever remain in a state of ignorance I did not expect to become absolutely smitten with both the novel and its characters I immediately placed it on my ‘favorites’ shelf and added numerous other Gaskell works to my list Finally I have gotten around to reading anotherI will start out by saying that I truly enjoyed and appreciated this work of fiction Set in England during the time of the Industrial Revolution North and South tackles some of the major economic and social issues of the time Gaskell earnestly depicts the differences between the north of England and the south of England both geographically as well as through her characters With great insight she portrays the conflicts between the working class and the affluent mill owners the ‘masters’ She is sympathetic to both realizing that each depend upon a mutual understanding in order to thrive I see two classes dependent on each other in every possible way yet each evidently regarding the interests of the other as opposed to their own; I never lived in a place before where there were two sets of people always running each other downMargaret Hale has lived a life of luxury in London with her Aunt Shaw and cousin Edith for some time When she moves back to the relative tranuility and modest living of her parents' home in Helstone she uickly adapts to her new surroundings However when her father decides to leave his position as minister of this small hamlet and uproots the family to the manufacturing town of Milton in the north of England neither Margaret nor her mother are at all keen about this sudden upheaval The ‘north’ is a place of smoke and fog factories factory workers and tradesmen Margaret brings along some of her preconceived notions and prejudices to Milton I call mine a very comprehensive taste; I like all people whose occupations have to do with land; I like soldiers and sailors and the three learned professions as they call them I'm sure you don't want me to admire butchers and bakers and candlestick makers do you mammaWhile in Milton Margaret’s father Mr Hale strikes up a friendship with the self made industrialist John Thornton Margaret and Thornton on the other hand clash immediately But it is through this antagonism that each grows and learns from the other Thornton is a man who at first appears hard and uncompromising Like the others of his profession he remains stolidly apart from his subordinates Margaret eventually befriends millworker Nicholas Higgins and his ailing daughter Bessy whose lungs have been permanently damaged from her work in the factory This newfound friendship changes Margaret from one contemptuous towards the working class to one that becomes an advocate of social justice She has found new meaning to her life From that day Milton became a brighter place to her It was not the long bleak sunny days of spring nor yet was it that time was reconciling her to the town of her habitation It was that in it she had found a human interestWhen Margaret inadvertently becomes involved in a mill workers’ strike organized by the union she and Thornton reach a turning point; yet misunderstandings pride and former sensibilities stand in the way of what seems to be a mutual admiration Margaret’s championing of the workers along with Thornton’s respect for Miss Hale and his recognition of the plight of his employees bring about much needed change The uestion remains as to whether this will be enough for both a lasting harmony between ‘master’ and worker as well as a triumph of love between man and woman that between north and south This is a book that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone that is fond of classic Victorian literature It is a novel of tremendous self discovery and excellent character development – particularly in the protagonists Margaret and Thornton It is an interesting and worthy depiction of the Industrial Revolution in England It did not uite soar to the level of Wives and Daughters for me personally perhaps slightly lacking in the magical charm of that beloved treasure I also love a dash of wit sprinkled into my classic literature as well and did not uite find that here Nevertheless it is a very fine piece of literature and I’m very pleased to have read it I have a copy of the BBC production sitting on my coffee table just begging to be watched I anticipate a huge swoon fest with that one I mean seriously who can resist Richard Armitage His voice alone is enough to make a fairly reasonable girl turn giddy Maybe an update to the review on that later

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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 North and ePUB #199 to the north of England Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the in This will be a uotepic review I don't have time for a long one and this is such a classic that whatever I write won't be good enough There will be spoilers as some of my fav uotes just so you know Thornton and Margaret 3 He almost said to himself that he did not like her before their conversation ended; he tried so to compensate himself for the mortified feeling that while he looked upon her with an admiration he could not repress she looked at him with proud indifference taking him he thought for what in his irritation he told himself he was a great rough fellow with not a grace or a refinement about him He shook hands with Margaret He knew it was the first time their hands had met though she was perfectly unconscious of the fact He laid her down softly and looking on her pure white face the sense of what she was to him came upon him so keenly that he spoke it out in his pain'Oh my Margaret my Margaret no one can tell what you are to me' 'I dare not hope I never was fainthearted before; but I cannot believe such a creature cares for me''But I know she does not care for me I shall put myself at her feet I must If it were but one chance in a thousand or a million I should do it' 'You look as if you thought it tainted you to be loved by me You cannot avoid it Nay I if I would cannot cleanse you from it But I would not if I could I have never loved any woman before my life has been too busy my thoughts too much absorbed with other things Now I love and will love But do not be afraid of too much expression on my part' How was it that he haunted her imagination so persistently What could it be Why did she care for what he thought in spite of all her pride in spite of herself He lashed himself into an agony of fierce jealousy He thought of that look that attitude how he would have laid his life at her feet for such tender glances such fond detention What shall I do What do I mean Why do I care what he thinks beyond the mere loss of his good opinion as regards my telling the truth or not I cannot tell But I am very miserable Oh how unhappy this last year has been 'Where she had suffered so much' Alas and that was the way in which this eighteen months in Milton to him so unspeakably precious down to its very bitterness which was worth all the rest of life's sweetness would be remembered 'I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is even at the worst time of all when I had no hope of ever calling her mine' 'Oh Mr Thornton I am not good enough''Not good enough Don't mock my own deep feeling of unworthiness' My buddy reader Nicole said everything there is to say about the book just beautiful if you want to know just read her review DUCHESS NICOLE'S REVIEWbuddy read with Tea Karen Nicole Cathy Amaryllis and I think there were some people ahahhahah anyway A LOT OF US

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North and SouthEir fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attractionIn North and South Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fuses individual feeling with social concern and in Margaret Hale creates one of the most original heroines of Victorian literatur “Oh Mr Thornton I am not good enough''Not good enough Don't mock my own deep feeling of unworthiness” It took Margaret and Mr Thornton 451 pages my edition to reach here and what a journey it was Painful at times and adorable at others Margaret came to the industrial town of Milton from Haleston a village Her father who is a parson took Mr Thornton as his student Soon Margaret and Mr Thornton find themselves on the opposite side of wall which has poor people on one side and rich on the other Mr Thornton realizes early on about his feelings for Margaret but as a proud and arrogant girl she refused to see the utter devotion with which he loves her Later on she came to sense but it was too late by then and she was on her way to other town and thousands of pounds richerMs Gaskell shows us the strife of poor in those days of industrialization when almost everyone was struggling financially in the town of Milton In my she sided with the poor but also showed us the side where rich were eually struggling to meet ends She very cleverly has knitted this love story with social issue of that time Characters have fault but humans are tend to have them and that's what makes this book so dear to me Highly recommended if you can bear the slow pace and the tug of war between rich and poor