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North and South

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Set in Victorian England, North and South is the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her family relocates to northern England. As an outsider from the agricultural south, Margaret is initially shocked by the aggressive northerners of the dirty, smoky industrial town of Milton. But as she adapts to her new home, she defies social conventions with her ready sympathy and defense of the working poor. Her passionate advocacy leads her to repeatedly clash with charismatic mill owner John Thornton over his treatment of his workers. While Margaret denies her growing attraction to him, Thornton agonizes over his foolish passion for her, in spite of their heated disagreements. As tensions mount between them, a violent unionization strike explodes in Milton, leaving everyone to deal with the aftermath in the town and in their personal lives.Elizabeth Gaskell serialized North and South between September 1854 and January 1855 in Charles Dickens’s magazine Household Words. Upon its publication, Gaskell established herself as a novelist capable of serious discourse on social responsibility and advocacy for change in defiance of established authority. (Summary by Dani)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

28:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

30:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

29:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

28:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

26:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

44:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

24:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:24