North and South

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AMS Press, 1972 - Fiction - 520 pages
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Gaskell's prose are just sublime. - LibraryThing
My problem was with the plot. - LibraryThing
I enjoyed the story, it was not hard to read. - LibraryThing
The pace is er...leisurely at times.... - LibraryThing
The intro in my edition was no less than 26 pages long. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - AMQS - LibraryThing

I adored this book. It felt like a grittier Jane Austen, or as Ilana put it: the romance of Jane Austen with the social commentary of Charles Dickens. Margaret Hale is the daughter of a country parson ... Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

I was compelled to read this novel after seeing the excellent miniseries, and I loved the book even more. Pretty much every scene with John Thornton set my heart aflutter in some way or other--he is an irresistible character. The only thing I didn't like very much was the chapter epigraphs. Read full review


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About the author (1972)

Along with short stories and a biography of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) published five more novels including "Wives and Daughters" (1865).