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Extended Audio Sample Mary Barton (Dramatised), by Elizabeth Gaskell
3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of Manchester life is set in the 19th century, when a series of bad harvests placed a heavy tax burden on workers. Gaskell's powerful drama, adapted here for Woman's Hour, is regarded as one of the most important novels of its time. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 5/24/2011

    " Elizabeth Gaskell weaves quite a tale in this book. She strikes me as a cross between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. At times, it was a bit hard to follow, but overall, well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christie | 5/5/2011

    " The first time teaching this...and it was SO MUCH BETTER than I expected. Not that the students loved it, but the discussions were fabulous and well worth the attempt to teach a social problem novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 3/3/2011

    " Glad I read it but a bit melodramatic for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/5/2011

    " I enjoyed this book in spite of its depressing setting because it gave me insight to what kind of life my great great great grandmother led in England before immigrating to the United States. It also illustrated the strength and weakness of the human spirit. "

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