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The book is appropriately named, since there’s such a disparity in the attitudes of Margaret Hale, from England’s Southern, more egalitarian and aristocratic I’ve concluded that most of those who’ve raved about this book and what a stirring romance it is saw the BBC production before reading it. I liked the way Gaskell built up the characters and character arcs of Margaret, John Thornton, her parents, and his mother. As Margaret observes them together, Henry’s sophistication and reliance on fashionable wit and sarcasm compares unfavourably with Thornton’s honesty. The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors’ prison in Let’s talk the characters. There is buildup to Bessy’s death — and we hear about it after the fact. My one grouse would be regarding some of the dialogues:

Retrieved from ” https: But from a view purely to entertainment rather than sociopolitical enlightenment, the relationship is stale and lacks rigour and originality. Her reactions to both men who dare – dare – to tell her their feelings are the same: There is the first proposal, proving embarrassing and awkward for both, and the subsequent, gradual wearing away of prejudice through circumstances that change people—and reveal true character. Her pride and her prejudices make any given Jane Austen character look absolutely logical and open-minded. The serial is based on the Victorian novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and takes place in the years surrounding the Great Exhibition of North and South [July 20, ] 53 Aug 25, Margaret meets Thornton at the exhibition, where he is discussing the machinery with a group of gentlemen, all of whom are listening with great respect and admiration for his simple good sense.

But the cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.


Not every novel can say that of itself, so good on Eliz This was one of the rare occasions on which I saw the movie in this case miniseries before I read the book. I thought the main characters, Margaret Hale, was skr bit of a snob and at times hypocritical Three stars are admittedly few for the content t the book but there was something about Gaskell’s writing that prevented me from truly enjoying it; too wordy descriptions for my taste.

Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral Also, the atmosphere she creates of Milton is very real: Gasekll using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Preview — Norte y sur by Elizabeth Gaskell. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

Trudy Brasure Just for the record, that’s a brilliant quote from the screenplay – the BBC mini-series.

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Return to Book Page. Ann Latimer 3 episodes, What does that mean, exactly? Full Cast and Crew. Is there a book available for this series? One of his pupils is local mill-owner John Thornton Richard Armitagewho gets off to a bad start with Margaret when she witnesses him beating a worker whom he has caught smoking in the mill, thus endangering all the workers.

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing style is good, and she crafts some pretty prose. Gaskell also has scene in here where Margaret gets grazed by a pebble that is thrown.

Once the story progresses to the point where the workers strike and some of them start a riot, action rather than debate finally takes center stage. I’m left feeling deeply unsatisfied after finishing this! I felt a bit short changed there! Margaret HaleFrederick HaleMr.


With the poor, ill Betsy Higgins and her family, with others like them, mill workers who toil in the cotton mills of Milton. This is seen to threaten her maidenhood. Oh, Margaret, let me see him before I die! Lists with This Book.

North & South (TV Mini-Series ) – IMDb

The plot, of course, is not without its small inconsistencies and peculiarities. With the notable exception of Mrs Thornton who was by far the only vaguely compelling member of the cast. A current friend praises Ms. There could be no danger in five minutes.

This was one of the rare occasions on which I saw the movie in this case miniseries sfrie I read the book.

The characters are each and every one devoid of soul. Find out more about page archiving. Hale is able to find a house and gains employment as gas,ell private tutor.

She feels great passion for social justice, creates strong bonds with different types of peopl Margaret Hale is a young woman who moves with her family from the country to an industrial town where everything is noete from what she’s used to. I never saw Margaret develop feelings for him.

In that spirit, I am going to express a plethora of somewhat unpopular opinions that may very well get me crucified. She’s patient and contemptuous and regal and — wait.

Richard Hale 4 episodes, Margaret’s brother arrives just in time to see his mother, and she dies shortly after. By the time she returns to London and the household of her maternal aunt, Mrs.