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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  - Luli81 - LibraryThing

After having read "North and South" quite a long time ago I had forgotten why this woman was a master in storytelling. Because it seems impossible that a novel written in the classic way, with long ... 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  - alexdaw - LibraryThing

Mary Barton is a love story and a murder mystery but as Elizabeth Gaskell writes, the real motivation for telling the story was "to give some utterance to the agony which, from time to time, convulses ... 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  - Shuffy2 - LibraryThing

Two men love the Mary Barton- one she has known her entire life being from the same poor neighborhood as her while the other is from a wealthy family. What should she do? Mary Barton's life doesn't go ... Read full review

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User Review  - Herenya - LibraryThing

Mary Barton is all about the difficulties confronting the working class in Manchester in the 1840s in "a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation". There is much that one could say about ... 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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User Review  - Bodagirl - LibraryThing

It was sitting on my bedside table for over a month and I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. Really depressing, almost Dickensian. Read full review

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User Review  - evertrap - LibraryThing

Like a bad soap opera, this story is based on ridiculous situations that are depressing to the extreme. Read full review


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