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Review: Mary Barton

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Elizabeth Gaskell is a classic writer. Her characters have depth and her descriptions are detailed. She makes it hard to read modern works in which, most of the time, the writing is much thiner. I can ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Karene - Goodreads

I like books that motivate me to introspection. I think that was what I liked best about Mary Barton. I didn't realize until after I'd finished reading it that this is Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel ... Read full review

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User Review  - ☯Emily has reviews on Booklikes - Goodreads

I have never understood why Elizabeth Gaskell is not better known. She was a contemporary of Dickens and a much better writer. Both HARD TIMES by Dickens and MARY BARTON by Gaskell deal with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Gaskell's first novel shows all the promise of her later career, but is oddly less feminist (that being entirely the wrong word for it, but the only one I can think of.) The influence of Dickens and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Amazing that I've never heard of this author, admired by Dickens and a friend of Charlotte Bronte, she sent me to the dictionary more than once---"the mighty diapason of whose roaring flames formed an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ana T. - Goodreads

I had loved North & South, liked Cranford and I must confess that I was totally unprepared for my reaction to this Mary Barton. I loved it!!! I am a bit undecided on what to mention first, Mary Barton ... Read full review

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User Review  - K. - Goodreads

Okay, I am turning into a major E. Gaskell fan. I absolutely loved this book. It was her first, and got a bit melodramatic in places, but I think she made it work. "North and South" was definitely ... Read full review

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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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