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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Clare Wille Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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When Margaret Hale moves with her parents from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then, when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner John Thornton.

Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance - and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudy | 11/4/2011

    " A classic. Can't help but love a Victorian hero desperately in love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/31/2011

    " I really liked this book, and am currently OBSESSED with the miniseries. Great period novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susannayak | 10/25/2011

    " I read the book after watching the mini-series on Netflix. I like the idea of being changed by a place. And picturing Richard Armitage as John Thorton while reading certainly doesn't hurt! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/23/2011

    " a little hard to get through, but the information was really good. relatable as a novel, as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 10/22/2011

    " Forgot I read this in college. Not sure how I feel about Elizabeth Gaskell or her writing. I was left rather blase by this one, but that also could have been due to my professor in the class. Excitement, he was not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 10/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this book more as I got into it. It is in the manner of a Jane Austen book, but a little more serious as it tackles the problems of the time (early industrial revolution). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 10/16/2011

    " Gaskell is a combination of Dickens and Austen. I love period romances with interesting characters and this delivered. Although Margret seemed a little preachy and the Higgins characters exaggerated and unrealistic, I loved all the characters. I heart Mr. Thornton. Love love love the last scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 10/13/2011

    " Less satisfying than Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. Some of the characters' ethical dilemas are strained and the actions of the main character, Margaret, are evidence of a lack of common sense. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) was an English novelist and short-story writer born in London and raised in Knutsford, Cheshire, which became the model for village settings in her novels. In 1832 she married William Gaskell, a Unitarian minister. Her first novel, Mary Barton, published in 1848, was immensely popular and brought her to the attention of Charles Dickens, who solicited her work for his periodical, Household Words, for which she wrote the series subsequently reprinted as Cranford.

About the Narrator

Clare Wille has been working as an actress and voice-over artist since graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1997. Her recent theater work includes Seeing Without Lightand Look Back in Anger. She has starred in a number of television series, such as Swinging, Broken News, and Girls in Love, and has made appearances in Vital Signs, Life Begins, All About Me, Where the Heart Is, and Doctors. Most recently, she played Pru in Housewife 49 and DS Rachel Dawson in Heartbeat.