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The Rainbow (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Briefly appearing in 1915, then banned and taken out of circulation for its adult treatment of sexuality, Lawrence's visionary novel The Rai…

Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

The Lost Girl

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D. H. Lawrence


"There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-value…

Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln

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Charles Watts Whistler


Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world…

CHAPTER IV - OLD ALICE'S HISTORY

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER V - THE MILL ON FIRE--JEM WILSON TO THE RESCUE

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER VI - POVERTY AND DEATH

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER VII - JEM WILSON'S REPULSE

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

PREFACE

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER I - A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER II - A MANCHESTER TEA-PARTY

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER III - JOHN BARTON'S GREAT TROUBLE

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

CHAPTER VIII - MARGARET'S DEBUT AS A PUBLIC SINGER

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Chapter III - THE CASTING OFF OF MOREL--THE TAKING ON OF WILLIAM

In Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

CHAPTER XX - MARY'S DREAM--AND THE AWAKENING

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Chapter II - Part 2 - THE BIRTH OF PAUL, AND ANOTHER BATTLE

In Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

CHAPTER XXI - ESTHER'S MOTIVE IN SEEKING MARY

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Chapter IV - Part 2 - THE YOUNG LIFE OF PAUL

In Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

CHAPTER XXII - MARY'S EFFORTS TO PROVE AN ALIBI

In Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Chapter IV - Part 1 - THE YOUNG LIFE OF PAUL

In Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

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