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Mary Barton

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Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

Three years ago I became anxious (from circumstances that need not be more fully alluded to) to employ myself in writing a work of fiction. Living in Manchester, but with a deep relish and fond admiration for the country, my first thought was to find a frame-work for my story in some rural scene; and I had already made a little progress in a tale, the period of which was more than a century ago, and the place on the borders of Yorkshire, when I bethought me how deep might be the romance in the lives of some of those who elbowed me daily in the busy streets of the town in which I resided. I had always felt a deep sympathy with the care-worn men, who looked as if doomed to struggle through their lives in strange alternations between work and want; tossed to and fro by circumstances, apparently in even a greater degree than other men. A little manifestation of this sympathy, and a little attention to the expression of feelings on the part of some of the work-people with whom I was acquainted, had laid open to me the hearts of one or two of the more thoughtful among them; I saw that they were sore and irritable against the rich, the even tenor of whose seemingly happy lives appeared to increase the anguish caused by the lottery-like nature of their own. Whether the bitter complaints made by them, of the neglect which they experienced from the prosperous-especially from the masters whose fortunes they had helped to build up-were well-founded or no, it is not for me to judge. It is enough to say, that this belief of the injustice and unkindness which they endure from their fellow-creatures, taints what might be resignation to God's will, and turns it to revenge in too many of the poor uneducated factory-workers of Manchester.

Mary Barton Illustrated (Special Classic Edition)

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Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian working class. It is subtitled "A Tale of Manchester Life".The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working-class families. John Barton is a questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relations between rich and poor. Soon his wife dies-he blames it on her grief over the disappearance of her sister Esther. Having already lost his son Tom at a young age, Barton is left to raise his daughter, Mary, alone and now falls into depression and begins to involve himself in the Chartist, trade-union movement.Chapter 1 takes place in the countryside where Greenheys is now.Mary takes up work at a dressmaker's (her father had objected to her working in a factory) and becomes subject to the affections of hard-working Jem Wilson and Harry Carson, son of a wealthy mill owner. She fondly hopes, by marrying Carson, to secure a comfortable life for herself and her father, but immediately after refusing Jem's offer of marriage she realizes that she truly loves him. She, therefore, decides to evade Carson, planning to show her feelings to Jem in the course of time. Jem believes her decision to be final, though this does not change his feelings for her.Meanwhile, Esther, a "street-walker," returns to warn John Barton that he must save Mary from becoming like her. He simply pushes her away, however, and she's sent to jail for a month on the charge of vagrancy. Upon her release, she talks to Jem with the same purpose. He promises that he will protect Mary and confronts Carson, eventually entering into a fight with him, which is witnessed by a policeman passing by.Not long afterward, Carson is shot dead, and Jem is arrested for the crime, his gun having been found at the scene. Esther decides to investigate the matter further and discovers that the wadding for the gun was a piece of paper on which is written Mary's name.She visits her niece to warn her to save the one she loves, and after she leaves Mary realizes that the murderer is not Jem but her father. She is now faced with having to save her lover without giving away her father. With the help of Job Legh (the intelligent grandfather of her blind friend Margaret), Mary travels to Liverpool to find the only person who could provide an alibi for Jem - Will Wilson, Jem's cousin and a sailor, who was with him on the night of the murder. Unfortunately, Will's ship is already departing, so that, after Mary chases after the ship in a small boat, the only thing Will can do is promise to return in the pilot ship and testify the next day.

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Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

'Mary Barton'' was Gaskell's first novel to be published. It is a story of plebeian family whose head succumbs to class hatred. On the persuasion of his trade union members he retaliates by carrying out a murder. This masterpiece got instantaneous success as it appeared in the revolutionary year of 1848. The linguistic harmony and impressive imagery of the novel make this novel a must-read.

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Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

Elizabeth Gaskell, one of the nineteenth century's most significant novelists, was widely held to be the social conscience of Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution.

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Mary Barton - Gaskell E.C. Summary

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Mary Barton is a story of the daughter of trade unionist, who rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner’s son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself painfully torn between the two men. Through Mary's dilemma, and the moving portrayal of her father the novel powerfully dramatizes the class divides of the 'hungry forties' as personal tragedy.

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Mary Barton, a tale of Manchester life. Copyright edition

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Notes on Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton and North and South

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First Rose

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'I had always been told the seraphs were different than what I was seeing. This flying beast had the body of a real dragon. His eyes were bulging, his nostrils were open, and his mouth was brandishing a set of teeth that resembled towering pillars of white marble...' Is it possible to catch a glimpse of eternity? Only the courageous can take this incredible journey. When the earthly life is over, it will be time to discover what waits beyond. From golden streets to gardens housing all beloved children, heaven will be a plethora of love and joy for all eternity. In First Rose, Mary Barton Wilcox introduces us to Rose, a woman who has recently departed earth and is now discovering all that the afterlife has to offer. Through a journey with an angelic friend, a tour though heaven, and a swim in the River of Life, Rose discovers the ultimate happiness and finds the key to truly understanding the magnitude of God's power and love.

Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton and Ruth

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Mary Barton ... [By E. C. Gaskell.] Fourth edition

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Mary Barton and Other Tales

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Mary Barton and Other Tales - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Summary

"Mary Barton" was Gaskell's first novel to be published. It is a story of plebeian family whose head succumbs to class hatred. On the persuasion of his trade union members he retaliates by carrying out a murder. This masterpiece got instantaneous success as it appeared in the revolutionary year of 1848. The linguistic harmony and impressive imagery of the novel make this novel a must-read.

Mary Barton (Annotated)

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Mary Barton is the first novel English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced the Victorian...

Elizabeth Gaskell: 'Mary Barton'

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Elizabeth Gaskell: 'Mary Barton' - Richard Gravil Summary

Gravil shows Mary Barton to be a much more conflicted novel than it is usually thought to be, takes issue with patronizing accounts of Gaskell’s views, and promotes her as an author whose grasp of the political and economic issues of the period runs deeper than is usually acknowledged. The Book considers what it meant to be a Unitarian in the hungry forties, what Gaskell understood of Chartism and ‘political economy’; and attitudes to women’s rights. It discusses the many ambiguities and instabilities in the book – suggesting where the reader may need to take issue with some of the standard critical assumptions about Gaskell’s text, and considers how she might be compared to Dickens – and what Dickens learned from her.And it discusses some contemporary (i.e. Victorian) and recent critical approaches to the book. The aim is to leave the reader with a great deal of respect for a novel that is sometimes underestimated – while pointing out some of its real departures from the best practice of Realist writers, practices that Mrs Gaskell herself did much to invent.

The Works of Mrs. Gaskell: Mary Barton

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Works: Mary Barton, and other tales

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Ruth, by the author of 'Mary Barton'.

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