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Mary Barton [electronic resource] : ePub edition
Mary Barton [electronic resource] : ePub edition
Gaskell, Elizabeth2014
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Set in the industrial unrest of 1840s Manchester, Mary Barton is a factory-worker's daughter living a working-class life in Victorian England. She soon attracts the attentions of the mill-owner's son, Harry Carson, and in the hope that marrying him will improve her prospects and help her to transcend class boundaries, she rejects her former lover Jem Wilson. However, when Harry is shot the main suspect is Jem and Mary finds herself torn between the two men. At the same time, she discovers that her father, John Barton, who has been active in fighting for the rights of his fellow workers is implicated in the murder. Gaskell's exploration of the class division and the oppression of the working-class is demonstrated effectively through the character of Mary, highlighting how lack of communication and mistrust can arise through such vast differences in lifestyle and wealth.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : William Collins, 2014
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
Series:
Collins Classics
ISBN:
9780007480548
Language:
English
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BRN:
3031190
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