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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the context of Victorian social and medical debate, this novel is about rebellion, posing fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. This revised edition draws on recent theoretical work on gender and class. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane | 2/18/2014

    " Interesting themes of mutiny in this - at first glance - rather soppy book about love in a gritty Northern town. But there is more to it than that. The father mutinies against the established church, the brother mutinies on board his ship, the mill workers go on strike and the main characters fight against love. Great psychological stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Memmis | 2/1/2014

    " I'd wanted to read this for a reaaally long time, and it was awesome. I can't believe how much I fangirled while reading it. I'm really glad that, even though I've watched the mini-series a couple of times ("a couple"), I still got excited about every little thing. It gave me lots of feelings. I enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 1/22/2014

    " This is book is so good! Read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ☽ Moon ☯ 佛月球 Будда Луны | 1/18/2014

    " North and South, as a novel about love caught in the strings of differences, torn apart by modernity and tradition, of upbringing and experiences, of the aristocratic rule and the rise of the commoners, accentuated by the striking contradictions between the masculine role and the feminine role in society, might as well be entitled simply as The Man and The Woman or perhaps, The Industrial City and The Provincial Vicarage or more aptly, Of Liberty and Slavery as Elizabeth Gaskell composes with captivating eloquence the extraordinary love story of Margaret Hale and John Thornton, vividly disentangling a society built in clashing contradictions, where the peaceful serenity of the southern suburbia meets the smoky, bustling city of the Industrial north, painting a picturesque dissection of her time that reflects the conditions of a world thereafter."Your Union in itself would be beautiful, glorious---it would be Christianity itself---if it were but for an end which affected the good of all, instead of that of merely one class as opposed to another." Perhaps, one of the most important elements in Gaskell's narrative, which can be considered striking, is her ability to expostulate at the same time harmonize the differing perceptions to the benefit of all, not just shown through the closure of the rift between Margaret and Thornton as they are bound by their fervent passion, but in the same manner, it provides an edification worthy of illumination as Gaskell shows the power of love and compassion, its enigmatic ability to change people directly or even indirectly towards the understanding of all, as North and South is not just a simple love story between a man and a woman, nor an eccentric love and hate story between the master and his people especially reflected with the relationship between Thornton and the staunch Union leader Nicholas Higgins, but most importantly, it is a story of love in its sacred unification, the kind of love that can melt even those with the hearts of stone as Gaskell defines it in its Utopian form that should exist amongst all men regardless of who and what they are. ☾☯ "

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