When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance-and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works
Presents a series of unabridged and abridged recordings of Elizabeth Gaskell's major novels. This title follows our widely-praised recording of "Cranford" (2008), transporting the listener to the heart of Victorian England by delineating the social landscape and an unlikely romance which flourishes within it.