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.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The story of Mary Barton, a poor apprentice seamstress, who flirts with a rich mill owner's son, Henry Carson. She is faithfully loved by foundry worker Jem Wilson and, when Henry is found shot, Jem ... Read full review
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Mary Barton is all about the difficulties confronting the working class in Manchester in the 1840s in "a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation". There is much that one could say about ... Read full review