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North and South (version 2)

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Description:

North and South is a social novel that tries to show the industrial North and its conflicts in the mid-19th century as seen by an outsider, a socially sensitive lady from the South. The story: the heroine, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a Nonconformist minister who moves to the fictional industrial town of Milton after leaving the Church of England. The town is modeled after Manchester, where Gaskell lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister. The change of lifestyle shocks Margaret, who sympathizes deeply with the poverty of the workers and comes into conflict with John Thornton, the owner of a local mill, also a friend of her father. After an encounter with a group of strikers, in which Margaret attempts to protect Thornton from the violence, he proposes to her, telling her that he is in love with her; she rejects his proposal of marriage, mainly because she sees it as if it were out of obligation for what she had done. Later, he sees her with her fugitive brother, whom he mistakes for another suitor, and this creates further unresolved conflict. Margaret, once she believes she has lost his affection, begins to see him in another light, and eventually they are reunited. (Summary from Wikipedeia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

43:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

31:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

38:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

22:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:47