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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Review: Mary BartonUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
1. Class guilt. 2. BORING. 3. Mary-Sue heroine. 4. Writer has clearly never missed a meal in her life. 5. Unsure as to ultimate point ... was it 'workers should know their place'? 'Workers should ... Read full review
Review: Mary BartonUser Review - Medora - Goodreads
There are far too many good Victorian novel to waste your time on this one. I prefer to read books in the order they are written, but I'm going to skip to North and South. This book makes one realize how good a writer Dickens was. Read full review