North & South
(The pretty version!)
Elizabeth Gaskell’s compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town. Margret develops a passionate sense of social justice and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton.
North & South has been re-illustrated by Penguin English Classics. It is a fascinating tale of a young women discovering herself in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people and what brings them together.