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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This is a novel about the life of two working class families, the Bartons and the Wilsons, in early 19th century Manchester. It tells vividly of the poverty they experience, and the precariousness of ... Read full review
Review: Mary BartonUser Review - Jessica - Goodreads
I was once asked – after posting a review of North and South – whether Gaskell's writing didn't make me feel anything. I can answer unequivocally about Mary Barton: no, unless it was a growing ... Read full review