Mary Barton

Mary Barton

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Set in Manchester in the 1840s, Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the city's working-class community. Paralleling the novel's treatment of the relationship between masters and men, the suffering of the poor, and the workmen's angry response, is the story of Mary herself--a factory-worker's daughter who attracts the attentions of the mill-owner's son, who becomes caught up in the violence of class conflict when a brutal murder forces her to confront her true feelings and allegiances.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780192805621
Branch Call Number: FIC Gaske 2006
Characteristics: xxx1x, 437 pages
Additional Contributors: Foster, Shirley


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Dec 31, 2015

A look into a era not much different from our own. Well-written, looks into a time when business owners and labour clashed.

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