I just can’t quit you, Elizabeth Gaskell

Cotton-MillPANK magazine runs a blog column called Books We Can’t Quit, in which contributors wax on about their favourite books from any era.

I relish Victorian novels in general, but Elizabeth Gaskell’s in particular, so I wrote about North and South, a social drama set in industrial Northern England. Gaskell was a colleague of Dickens and shares his interest in the impacts of the industrial revolution on the poor and the middle classes. There are so many things to admire about this novel, my post could have been twice as long. In ten years maybe I’ll write it again.

Read my review here.

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One thought on “I just can’t quit you, Elizabeth Gaskell

  1. I am with you, I love this Woman’s summary of North England society during the Industrial Revolution. She is so much a woman of her time. Would that we could be the same and be gifted with the same degree of clarity but that is rare.

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