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Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Arukiyomi - Goodreads

My first Gaskell was a bit of an unexpected page turner (well, it would have been if I hadn't listened to it!) and it sparked my desire to read more of her. Mary, as many of us when young, finds ... Read full review

Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

Mary Barton is Gaskell's first novel, and while you see some of her normal strengths- sympathy, strength of characters, vivid imagery of the poor- it has none of the panache of her later works. Its ... Read full review

Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Marialyce - Goodreads

Actually, I do so wish there were half star ratings as I feel this one is definitely a 3.5 novel. Being that this was Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel, and being that a few people told me they couldn't ... Read full review

Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Clearly a novel with a purpose, bordering almost on propaganda. Yes, Mrs. Gaskell, I understand that conditions were poor in Industrial Manchester. However, I don't think that justifies much of the ... Read full review

Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Ever since I heard 'Ruth' on Radio 4, I have activly hunted out and read ever Elizabeth Gaskell I could find (this is my third after 'Ruth' and 'North& South'). 'Mary Barton' is not a bad book, but it ... Read full review

Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

I'm not sure why I feel the need to read 19th century women's British lit, but I always go back to it, whether it's re-reading Austen or trying out new titles and authors. At first it was reading ... Read full review


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