North and South: Elizabeth Gaskell

Share your responses to this classic novel. At one time, it was classified only as a ‘condition of England’ novel. More recently the story of Margaret Hale, and her movements between the rural south and the newly industrialised north has been re-evaluated. We’ll be looking at Gaskell’s role as a novelist, her portrayal of the political and social economies of mid-Victorian England and assessing the literary themes and characterisations.

Please read to the end of chapter 10, for discussion at the first session.

Course Details

This course finished on 12 December 2018