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Mary Barton

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s and deals heavily with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class. The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working class families. John Barton reveals himself to be a great questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relation between the rich and the poor. He also relates how his sister-in-law Esther has disappeared after she ran away from home. Soon afterwards Mrs Barton dies, and John is left with his daughter Mary to cope in the harsh world around them. Having already been deeply affected by the loss of his son Tom at a young age, after the death of his wife, Barton tackles depression and begins to involve himself in the Chartist movement connected with the trade unions. (summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 57m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

42:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

32:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:52