North and South

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Copyright date: 2009

Margaret is torn from her comfortable home in Hampshire and has to move to industrial northern England. She becomes passionate about the suffering of the local mill workers and clashes with mill owner John Thornton. Their disagreements over her sympathy for the workers turn to passion. Thornton falls in love with Margaret, who rejects his marriage proposal. Only when he withdraws his affections does Margaret reconsider.

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