North and South (version 2)

Elizabeth Cleghorn GASKELL (1810 - 1865)

North and South is a social novel that tries to show the industrial North and its conflicts in the mid-19th century as seen by an outsider, a socially sensitive lady from the South. The story: the heroine, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a Nonconformist minister who moves to the fictional industrial town of Milton after leaving the Church of England. The town is modeled after Manchester, where Gaskell lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister. The change of lifestyle shocks Margaret, who sympathizes deeply with the poverty of the workers and comes into conflict with John Thornton, the owner of a local mill, also a friend of her father. After an encounter with a group of strikers, in which Margaret attempts to protect Thornton from the violence, he proposes to her, telling her that he is in love with her; she rejects his proposal of marriage, mainly because she sees it as if it were out of obligation for what she had done. Later, he sees her with her fugitive brother, whom he mistakes for another suitor, and this creates further unresolved conflict. Margaret, once she believes she has lost his affection, begins to see him in another light, and eventually they are reunited. (Summary from Wikipedeia)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 'HASTE TO THE WEDDING' Kara Shallenberg
00:27:28
Play 02 ROSES AND THORNS Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:27
Play 03 'THE MORE HASTE THE WORSE SPEED' Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:29:18
Play 04 DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:31:11
Play 05 DECISION Madame Tusk
00:26:28
Play 06 FAREWELL Madame Tusk
00:13:55
Play 07 NEW SCENES AND FACES Madame Tusk
00:17:21
Play 08 HOME SICKNESS Yazpistachio
00:26:10
Play 09 DRESSING FOR TEA Yazpistachio
00:10:43
Play 10 WROUGHT IRON AND GOLD Yazpistachio
00:22:31
Play 11 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:24
Play 12 MORNING CALLS Lee Ann Howlett
00:12:22
Play 13 A SOFT BREEZE IN A SULTRY PLACE JemmaBlythe
00:15:02
Play 14 THE MUTINY Robin Cotter
00:13:04
Play 15 MASTERS AND MEN Lee Ann Howlett
00:32:35
Play 16 THE SHADOW OF DEATH Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:22:40
Play 17 WHAT IS A STRIKE? Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:22:45
Play 18 LIKES AND DISLIKES Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:42
Play 19 ANGEL VISITS JemmaBlythe
00:27:21
Play 20 MEN AND GENTLEMEN Lee Ann Howlett
00:20:36
Play 21 THE DARK NIGHT JemmaBlythe
00:18:37
Play 22 A BLOW AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Yazpistachio
00:33:30
Play 23 MISTAKES Yazpistachio
00:17:44
Play 24 MISTAKES CLEARED UP Yazpistachio
00:14:33
Play 25 FREDERICK Yazpistachio
00:26:32
Play 26 MOTHER AND SON Lee Ann Howlett
00:11:51
Play 27 FRUIT-PIECE thomasina
00:14:00
Play 28 COMFORT IN SORROW JemmaBlythe
00:43:07
Play 29 A RAY OF SUNSHINE foudebassan
00:13:57
Play 30 HOME AT LAST Lee Ann Howlett
00:28:49
Play 31 'SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?' Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:30:22
Play 32 MISCHANCES Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:53
Play 33 PEACE Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:16:39
Play 34 FALSE AND TRUE Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:15:46
Play 35 EXPIATION Lee Ann Howlett
00:34:17
Play 36 UNION NOT ALWAYS STRENGTH Lee Ann Howlett
00:24:26
Play 37 LOOKING SOUTH Lee Ann Howlett
00:21:24
Play 38 PROMISES FULFILLED Lee Ann Howlett
00:28:28
Play 39 MAKING FRIENDS Lee Ann Howlett
00:18:48
Play 40 OUT OF TUNE Lee Ann Howlett
00:31:02
Play 41 THE JOURNEY'S END Lee Ann Howlett
00:26:53
Play 42 ALONE! ALONE! Lee Ann Howlett
00:23:35
Play 43 MARGARET'S FLITTIN' Robin Cotter
00:21:55
Play 44 EASE NOT PEACE Lee Ann Howlett
00:23:53
Play 45 NOT ALL A DREAM Lee Ann Howlett
00:06:27
Play 46 ONCE AND NOW TinyPines
00:38:14
Play 47 SOMETHING WANTING Lee Ann Howlett
00:11:21
Play 48 'NE'ER TO BE FOUND AGAIN' Michelle Crandall
00:13:05
Play 49 BREATHING TRANQUILLITY Lee Ann Howlett
00:13:38
Play 50 CHANGES AT MILTON Lee Ann Howlett
00:22:20
Play 51 MEETING AGAIN Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:20:41
Play 52 'PACK CLOUDS AWAY' Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:10:46