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User Review  - MichelleCH - LibraryThing

If you are interested in social injustice and the history of worker's rights then this is a nice fit. In the beginning of the story, we meet Mary Barton, who although pretty doesn't appear to have a ... Read full review

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User Review  - lit_chick - LibraryThing

2011, AudioGO Audiobooks, Read by Juliet Stevenson Mary Barton is set in 1840s working-class Manchester. The young heroine, who lives alone with her hardened and bitter trade-unionist father, John ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessicariddoch - LibraryThing

I think that I simply was not in the correct frame of mind to be able to read this novel or perhaps it was the conditions that these people were living in that just made me feel unsatisfied. The ... Read full review

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User 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

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User Review  - debbieaheaton - LibraryThing

In Gaskell’s classic novel, Mary Barton is the daughter of a disillusioned trade unionist. Rejecting her lover, Jem, she sets her sights on a mill owner’s son, Henry Carson. When Henry is shot and Jem ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

Ms Gaskell's debut novel of life in Manchester, the seat of industrial life in England in the 1840s. Ms Gaskell endeavors to write a story that takes no sides as she compares life of the worker and ... Read full review

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User Review  - wisewoman - LibraryThing

Mary Barton is, like Elizabeth Gaskell's more famous novel North and South, set in a manufacturing town and is concerned with the wide inequities between the working and master classes. Published in ... Read full review

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User Review  - startingover - LibraryThing

Mary is apprenticed to a milliner and dressmaker but dreams of escaping her family's poverty and becoming a lady. She is adored by Jen Wilson, the son of an old family friend, but pretty Mary's head ... Read full review

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User Review  - heidijane - LibraryThing

I have mixed feelings about this book. Some bits were really thrilling and exciting - particularly the murder trial and Mary's efforts to track down the alibi to try and clear an innocent man's name ... Read full review


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