Mary Barton

Mary Barton

ISBN: 0192805622

ISBN 13: 9780192805621

Publication Date: April 20, 2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 437

Format: Paperback

Authors: Elizabeth Gaskell, Shirley Foster

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This is Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel, a widely acclaimed work based on the actual murder, in 1831, of a progressive mill owner. It follows Mary Barton, daughter of a man implicated in the murder, through her adolescence, when she suffers the advances of the mill owner, and later through
love and marriage. Set in Manchester, between 1837-42, it paints a powerful and moving picture of working-class life in Victorian England.

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