Title: Mary Barton
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Date Started: June 17, 2014
Other Works by Author:
North and South
Wives and Daughters
The Life of Charlotte Bronte
For a more complete list of her novella’s and other works see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gaskell#Novels
Genres: Fiction, History, Romance, Mystery
My Rating: 3
Summary: Mary Barton grew up in a poor, working class family but she dreams of becoming a lady just like her aunt Esther. Jem, a young man she grew up with, falls in love with her. But she’s also receiving attentions from young Henry Carson, the son of a wealthy mill owner.
This is Mrs. Gaskell’s first novel.
My Thoughts: I love some of Mrs. Gaskell’s other works (North and South and Wives and Daughters) so when I discovered this book I thought I’d give it a try. I enjoyed the story, the romance and murder mystery. I did feel it ran a little long but overall a good book.
My Favorite Quotes:
“If she lives, she shall be my wedded wife. If she dies–mother, I can’t speak of what I shall feel if she dies.” His voice was choked in his throat.”
“There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.”
Where can you get this book: Amazon