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Event Series Event Series: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

February 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Elizabeth Gaskell’s rich weave of storytelling and social chronicle remains a landmark

North and South is a book about rebellion; it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern, and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature.

In our own polarised era of ideological echo chambers, it becomes a story of injustice exacerbated by poor communication. The Guardian

As relevant now as when it was first published, Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South weaves a compelling love story into a clash between the pursuit of profit and humanitarian ideals. Penguin Random House, Inc.

“[An] admirable story…full of character and power” —Charles Dickens


Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, February 3 and February 10

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


February 3, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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