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North and South | Introduction
North and south is a "story of the contrast between the values of rural southern England and the industrial north" (Britannica, n.d.)
North and South (British Library, n.d.)
"North and South is a ‘Condition of England’ novel, but also a Bildungsroman, tracing the protagonist’s personal development. The author draws a contrast between the industrial north and the rural south."
Bildungsroman (Britannica, n.d.)
"bildungsroman, class of novel that deals with the maturation process, with how and why the protagonist develops as he does, both morally and psychologically."
North & South | LitChart Study Guide
North and South | Audio books
North and South [OD audio book] by
Publication Date: 2012
When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance – and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works.
North and South | Biographies
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