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Mary Barton Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Barton By Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

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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 by Elizabeth Gaskell

This Norton Critical Edition of Gaskell's first novel is based on the 1854 Fifth Edition, the last edition corrected by the author.

Contexts includes letters related to Mary Barton's publication as well as Gaskell's reaction to her harshest critics. Ten contemporary reviews reflect the dual nature of the novel's critical reception: one group valuing its eye-opening moral energy and concern for the suffering of the working classes and the other group taking Gaskell to task for the deceptive implications of her perceived flawed reasoning. A section featuring fifteen illustrations from the novel offers readers the opportunity to explore narrative emphases.

Criticism collects seventeen major interpretations of the novel's central themes. Contributors include Kathleen Tillotson, Richard D. Altick, John Lucas, Catherine Gallagher, Hilary Schor, Deborah Epstein, Susan Zlotnick, Jonathan H. Grossman, and Liam Corley, among others.

A Chronology of Gaskell's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

About Elizabeth Gaskell

Thomas Recchio is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is an advising editor of the Encyclopedia of British Writers: 19th Century and of the Encyclopedia of British Writers: 20th Century. His articles on the Victorian novel have appeared in Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Studies, the Gaskell Society Journal, and Studies in English Literature, among others. His current work, The Cultural Uses of Cranford, examines the various cultural uses that Elizabeth Gaskell's novel has found since its publication in 1853.

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