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" 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. "
Mary Barton
by Elizabeth Gaskell - 2006 - 480 pages
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1869 - 798 pages
...beautifully expresses why she was moved to write her first work, herdetp SYMPATHY WITH THE POOH. I had always felt a deep sympathy with the care-worn...doomed to struggle through their lives in strange alternation* lv tween work and want, tossed to and fro by circumstances apparently in even a greater...
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Women Writers: Their Works and Ways ...

Catherine Jane Hamilton - Authors, English - 1893
...saw it too ; she wrote Mary Barton, and wrote it from her heart. " I have often thought," she says, " how deep might be the romance in the lives of some of those who elbowed me daily in the streets of Manchester. I had always felt a deep sympathy with the careworn men who looked as if doomed...
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Protest and Reform: The British Social Narrative by Women, 1827-1867

Joseph A. Kestner - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 242 pages
...Gaskell's alternative title for the novel, John Barton, locates her emphasis as stated in the Preface: "I bethought me how deep might be the romance in the...in the busy streets of the town in which I resided" (Ixxix). The idea for this detail may have come from Cooke Taylor: "Every person who passes you in...
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Realismustheorien in England (1692-1919)

Walter F. Greiner, Fritz Kemmler - Criticism - 1997 - 230 pages
...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...sympathy with the care-worn men, who looked as if 10 doomed to struggle through their lives in strange alternations between wotk and want; tossed to...
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The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1990

K. D. M. Snell - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 300 pages
The regional novel has been remarkably neglected as a subject, despite the enormous number of authors who can be classified as having written regional fiction. This ...
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Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and ...

Nicols Fox - History - 2004 - 424 pages
...factory town. This is Gaskell's topic, as she spells out quite clearly in her preface to the hook: I had always felt a deep sympathy with the care-worn men, who looked as if doomed to struggle thiir lives in strange alt crnat ings between work and want: forced to and fro by circumstances. I...
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Working Fictions: A Genealogy of the Victorian Novel

Carolyn Lesjak - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 270 pages
...for writing the novel in the first place, namely, her sympathy for working people and her sense of "how deep might be the romance in the lives of some...in the busy streets of the town in which I resided" (3). She then goes on to note their anguish at the "lottery-like nature" of their lives and the consequent...
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English Literature in Context

Paul Poplawski - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 685 pages
...Elizabeth Gaskell explains her decision to focus on Manchester in language that conflates the two modes: 'I bethought me how deep might be the romance in the...in the busy streets of the town in which I resided' (p. 37 [Ai]). The tension between romantic and realistic impulses is everywhere evident in the novels...
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Victorian Cities

Asa Briggs - Architecture - 1965 - 411 pages
...many writers, to low society. Mrs Gaskell tried deliberately to discover 'romance in the lives of 99 some of those who elbowed me daily in the busy streets of the town Manchester where I resided'. Disraeli, more conventionally, had Sidonia introduce the theme of Manchester...
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