Mary Barton



This Is Elizabeth Gaskell S First Novel, A Widely Acclaimed Work Based On The Actual Murder, In 1831, 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 Throughlove And Marriage Set In Manchester, Between 1837 42, It Paints A Powerful And Moving Picture Of Working Class Life In Victorian England.Mary Barton

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, n e Stevenson 29 September 1810 12 November 1865 , often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bront Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to socia Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, n e Stevenson 29 September 1810 12 November 1865 , often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bront Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature

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  • Paperback
  • 437 pages
  • Mary Barton
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 0192805622

10 thoughts on “Mary Barton

  1. says:

    In the grim industrial city of Manchester, England around the latter part of the decade, of the 1830 s, people are actually starving to death, especially the little ones the poor parents cannot feed thoseMurder follows as naturally as water flows to the lowest level A love triangle ensues between the amorous competitors , Jem Wilson a working class engineer and Henry Carson, the son of a wealthy businessman for the affections of the delightful Miss Mary Barton , she has high ambiti In the grim industrial city of Manchester, England around the latter p...

  2. says:

    Mary Barton is a wonderful failure of a novel, in all of the classic Victorian ways the love plot is overwrought, the ending is melodramatic, the moralizing is far too heavy, and the epigraphs are obnoxious But, somehow, in the middle of all those problems, Elizabeth Gaskell manages to capture perfectly something important Mary Barton is a Condition of England novel, a meditation on the plight of Manchester cotton weavers in the depression of the early 1840 s This is the Manchester of Freid Mary Barton is a wonderful failure of a novel, in all of the classic Victorian ways the love plot is overwrought, the ending is melodramatic, the moralizing is far too heavy, and the epigraphs are obnoxious But, somehow, in the middle of all those problems, Elizabeth Gaskell manages to capture perfectly something important Mary Barton is a Condition of England novel, a meditation on the plight of Manchester cotton weavers in the depression of the early 1840 s This is the Manchester of Freidrich Engels, where people live in squalor so deep that it surpasses comprehension Engels, however, in what I ve read from his account, utterly dehumanizes the people he examines The citizens of his Manchester slums almost literally become their own excrement Gaskell, on the other hand, has faced an onslaught of criticism for her tidy Manchester Her very tidiness though, makes her messageeffective She cuts away the filth, but not the starvation or disease that haunted Manchester She suppresses the realit...

  3. says:

    How to Tell if You are in an Elizabeth Gaskell novel 1 Someone you love just died.2 You live in an industrial wasteland, which is wrapped in a peculiarly permanent winter.3 Your father makes terrible decisions You love him unconditionally.4 Someone just dropped dead.5 You believe that starving, striking workers and their capitalist oppressors could remedy vast structural inequalities by having tea together.6 You just sp...

  4. says:

    This was Elizabeth Gaskell s first novel and it shows It s signficantly less assured than her better known works, North and South, Cranford and Wives and Daughters The eponymous heroine is at times annoying although she grows in stature as the work progresses and the narrative has a number of those features which make some readers avoid Victorian fiction a leisurely pace, wordiness, preachiness, sentimentality and melodrama The novel starts very slowly At the half way mark the pace picks This was Elizabeth Gaskell s first novel and it shows It s signficantly less assured than her better known works, North and South, Cranford and Wives and Daughters The eponymous heroine is at times annoying although she grows in stature as the work progresses and the narrative has a number of those features which make some readers avoid Victorian fiction a leisurely pace, wordiness, preachiness, sentimentali...

  5. says:

    After having read North and South quite a long time ago I had forgotten why this woman was a master in storytelling.Because it seems impossible that a novel written in the classic way, with long sentences and a stiff structure with ancient vocabulary and dealing with the pros and conts of the revolutionary working class in the industrial England of the late XIXth century, might engage the reader the way that Mary Barton does.Even with all these formal constraints Gaskell manages to transmi After having read North and South quite a long time ago I had forgotten why this woman was a master in storytelling.Because it seems ...

  6. says:

    Okay, I am turning into a major E Gaskell fan I absolutely loved this book It was her first, and got a bit melodramatic in places, but I think she made it work North and South was definitely better crafted, but this was just as good a story Gaskell wrote at the same time as Dickens, Industrial Age Britian She lived in Manchester trade town and knew the condiditions there very well She does a great job at describing the real living circumstances of the rich and poor The book is absolu Okay, I am turning into a major E Gaskell fan I absolutely loved this book It was her first, and got a bit melodramatic in places, but I think she made it work North and South was definitely better crafted, but this was just as good a story Gaskell wrote at the same time as Dickens, Industrial Age Britian She lived in Manchester trade town and knew the condiditions there very well She does a great job at describing the real living circumstanc...

  7. says:

    I have never understood why Elizabeth Gaskell is not better known She was a contemporary of Dickens and a much better writer Both HARD TIMES by Dickens and MARY BARTON by Gaskell deal with the terrible plight of the working poor during the 1840s and 1850s Gaskell s characters are realistically drawn as opposed...

  8. says:

    I m calling this one read because it took me nearly three weeks to get just past the halfway point, and I don t think I m a slow reader Will I try it again Probably, because I bought the book But I don t recommend it to others.I really enjoy Gaskell s writing But this book is so depressing Maybe it gets better, but it s too much of a downer for me right now I expected a love story with the social commentary off to the side It s pretty much the opposite, and I m not sure exactly where the I m calling this one read because it took me nearly three weeks to get just past the halfway point, and I don t think I m a slow reader Will I try it again Probably, because I bought the book But I don t recommend it to others.I really enjoy Gaskell s writing But this book is so depressing Maybe it gets better, but it s too much of a downer fo...

  9. says:

    As brilliant this time as it was the first This is probably the most exciting and page turner Victorian books out there, and is highly worth everybody s time.

  10. says:

    This was a good enough book I think it was a very good attempt at showcasing the social conflict of Gaskell s era Most of her characters are complex and I think the writing was quite good It just didn t grab me though and I found a lot of it to be uninteresting.

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