North and South

by Elizabeth Gaskell

4.4/5

This is a tale of hard-won triumphs – of rational thought over prejudice and of humane care over blind deference to the market. Readers in the twenty-first century will find themselves absorbed as this Victorian novel traces the origins of problems and possibilities which are still challenging a hundred and fifty years later. 

“I know you despise me; allow me to say, it is because you do not understand me.”

Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South