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Published: 11 December 2008

480 Pages

196x129mm

ISBN: 9780199538355


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Mary Barton

New Edition

Elizabeth Gaskell
Edited by Shirley Foster

Oxford World's Classics

  • This new edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell herself and includes 'Two Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect by the Rev. W. Gaskell'.
  • The Introduction provides historical and biographical context to the novel, a survey of critical responses to Mary Barton, and argues that Gaskell is chiefly concerned with the importance of communication as a means of healing breaches between people.
  • Up-to-date critical bibliography.
  • Revised and updated notes.
  • Appendixes include Gaskell's rough draft of the novel and her outline of the novel's conclusion.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction, which provides historical and biographical context to the novel, a survey of critical responses to Mary Barton, and argues that Gaskell is chiefly concerned with the importance of communication as a means of healing breaches between people.
  • Select Bibliography.
  • Choice of text: the text is that of the fifth edition replaces the unreliable third edition
  • New Notes
  • New appendix: two lectures on the Lancashire dialect by Gaskell's husband, appended to the fifth edition
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