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North and South
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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wordslinger42
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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One of my reading goals is to finish a few of the books that I started this year, but never finished. First up on the list is North and South! 📚

SamanthaMarie That's a good idea 🤔🙌🏻📚 2w
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OndinetheSea
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I love regency era love stories. They are often filled with angst and misunderstandings, and I live for it!
This book is wonderful! I enjoyed all the frustration and struggles that the characters went through to understand their feelings. And I also enjoyed the poetry at the beginning of the chapters.
I have watched the North & South BBC miniseries, it is also very good, but the book is definitely better, as is usual 😆

kplovesbooks I loved the BBC miniseries!! ♥️ Haven't gotten to the book yet but it's on my TBR. 2mo
OndinetheSea @kplovesbooks it is a such a great read! 2mo
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bernadette
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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A romance but one with a lot to say about class, religious doubts and conviction, and workers rights. I liked John Thornton a lot and Margaret grew on me even though she starts out quite the snob but she is 19 and she grows up throughout the book.

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Libby1
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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What is it about bad parents in Victorian literature?

Poor, put upon Margaret Hale does everything for her weakling of a mother and dithering father.

What are your nominations for bad parents in literature?

Lissa00 This is one of my favorite books! But yes, Margaret has to deal with frustrating parents. 2mo
Libby1 @Lissa00 - that‘s good to know! They‘ve only just arrived at Milton and Margaret is knocking herself out getting everything done while those two simper and dither. I feel her pain! How long ago did you read it? 2mo
Lissa00 @Libby1 I read it earlier this year. It‘s a slow moving book so it took me a while but I really enjoyed it. They have a BBC mini-series that is pretty good. I watched it after reading and I think that made me like it more:) 2mo
rockpools Ooh, I haven‘t read Gaskell in ages. I must fix that - and yes, the mini- series is well worth a watch. Enjoy your weekend Libby! 2mo
Libby1 Hi, @Lissa00 and @rockpools ! I watched the miniseries a number of years ago, and have wanted to read this for a long time. I hope you both have a good weekend! 2mo
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quietjenn
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Curling up with a little Elizabeth Gaskell to end the weekend.

DGRachel I love this book. 😍 4mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent @DGRachel I agree! Have you guys seen the miniseries? 4mo
quietjenn @dgrachel @booksellerofyourdiscontent this is my first time reading it, but I was pretty instantly hooked! I haven't seen the miniseries, although I know a lot of people really love it. Perhaps when I finish! 4mo
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DGRachel @booksellerofyourdiscontent If you mean the one with Richard Armitage, then yes. Yes I have. Many, many times. I bought it the DVD. 😍😍 4mo
DGRachel @quietjenn Definitely watch it after you read the book if you can find it. 4mo
quietjenn @DGRachel @booksellerofyourdiscontent I've already checked to see if it's available on anything we subscribe to. It is 😍 4mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent Let us all know what you think!!!! 4mo
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lazydaizee
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ChaoticMissAdventures
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Here is one of the rare times where I have seen a movie version before reading the book and I will admit that I love the miniseries so much, and it has all the basics of the book that I am swayed to give this 4⭐ purely from love of the story. I did find the characters less agreeable in the book, what a snob Margaret is!
Overall it is a sad story of a proud families fall and how the daughter perseveres which I ❤️

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ChaoticMissAdventures
North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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It has been awhile since I have read a book after falling in love with the movie. It has also been a couple of years since I have seen N&S ....but...I don't remember Margaret being such an insufferable snob!! Oh my. I know where everything is going but in my head I was much more on her side then Mr Thornton's and now I am reevaluating EVERYTHING.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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#weeklyforcast #superstretchgoals
Finally going to get to my February #bookspin book that has been on my Goodreads TBR since 2015 😆 Alice In Bed

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️ 5mo
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estrellagris
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"I know you despise me; allow me to say, it is because you do not understand me."

They call it an industrial 'Pride and Prejudice'. Placed somewhere between the socialist realisation of Dickens and the female oriented romantic narratives of Austen, Gaskell offers a perfect balance between so many binaries.

#elizabethgaskell #northandsouth #bbcnorthandsouth #thornton #margarethale #thorntonandmargaret

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CaramelLunacy
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I very much enjoyed this story - sensitive Margaret Hale must move from the idyllic parsonage of her youth to the bustling mill town of Milton. It's a bit like a Pride & Prejudice story with a social conscience around worker's rights. The miniseries with Richard Armitage is excellent.

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Apinlibraryland
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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New books! Random group, but I‘ve had an itch to read them all.

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wordslinger42
North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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1. Nope! No bouquet of books for me 😅

2. I'm finally reading the tagged book! I saw the BBC adaptation with Richard Armitage several years ago, and now I get to enjoy the written story 😊

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 10mo
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wordslinger42
North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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53 pages in, and I already love this story 😍

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wordslinger42
North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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My #bookspin list for February!! 💕

@TheAromaofBooks I'm still going to sit out on bingo for now, but I'm so excited for February 2nd (and can't believe it's almost February already!)

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 10mo
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K.Wielechowski
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I love the miniseries so I figured I‘d give it a shot. Its a bit of a beast. 😳

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doodeh
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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💓the book.
💓the BBC miniseries.
💓the audiobook.

Never fails to comfort me 🥰
#classic #romance #reread

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Booksbymybed
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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As I finished my annual reread of this brilliant novel, I am already looking forward to reading it again .

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MargaretPinardAuthor
North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best way of reading is with a cat hugging one‘s legs”
D‘oh! And he just started snoring.

#allthefandoms #janeite #northandsouth #beancat #classicswithcats #AMreading #fallreading #readingintherain #mrthornton

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Butterfinger
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I had not heard of this British classic till #NWC September. I'm so glad I read it. Margaret is a wonderfully written heroine. She has integrity and honour and when she messes up, she is hard on herself. Losing her family makes her stronger and I enjoy reading how she changes from rock solid to graceful determination. I loved the happy ending. Another hour for #CYOReadathon @Sace

#Scarathlon #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

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MidnightBookGirl There is a fantastic mini series based on the book starring Richard Armitage! 14mo
AsYouWish @MidnightBookGirl Richard Armitage may or may not have been the reason I picked this book..... okay he totally was, lol!!!! Loved the mini series!!!! 14mo
Butterfinger @MidnightBookGirl @AsYouWish I can't wait to watch it. 14mo
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Vansa
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#3books #madeintotvseries
One of these needs no title to be identified 😀I've been doing a rewatch,and I find it's still as relatable as ever.
Stumbled upon North and South by accident and it's one of my favourite books and TV series. Richard Armitage....swooooon
And of course, the OG literary adaptation by Andrew Davies!

rubyslippersreads I discovered North & South (and Richard Armitage 😍) just before it left Netflix. Then of course I had to buy the DVD. 😄 1y
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AsYouWish
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“I know you despise me; allow me to say, it is because you do not understand me.”
― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Who is your favorite Classic suporting character? Why?

Favorite Classic Meme.

What did you think of the book or books you read this month?

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

Next week starts our month of Horror!!!!! MWAHAHAHA!!!! Can‘t wait to see you there!!!!

Please let me know if you want to be tagged.

Butterfinger What are the choices? 1y
AsYouWish @butterfinger Our Horror books for October are Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier, Carrie by Stephen King and The Woman in Black by Susan Hill 1y
bibliobliss Pls tag me 1y
AsYouWish @Readage I will keep you on my list!!! 1y
bibliobliss @AsYouWish thank you 1y
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Liz_M
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#3Books made into TV mini series (Thank you BBC!!!) -- the all-Gaskell edition.

@OriginalCyn620, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚📺 1y
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Vansa
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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@ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday
1. No idea why this isn't better known, it captures the problems of capitalism so accurately. Not much has changed in many parts of the world!
2. Lolita. Why is it even a classic? A beautifully written account of abuse. Ugh.
3. Sujata Gidla's Ants among Elephants should become a classic. If it doesn't, it will only be because subaltern narratives are never given enough attention.
Great prompt!

ozma.of.oz I love North and South! I was first introduced to it through the BBC miniseries with Richard Armitage! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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AsYouWish
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Hey Littens!!! Who is ready to join me in the world 1800‘s London?!?! I can‘t wait to jump into the world of John and Margaret and follow their journey.

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

PS - In no way did Richard Armitage have any effect on my pick this month, nope...none...at...all....🤷🏻‍♀️🤫👀

ElizaMarie You don‘t have me fooled!!! 1y
AsYouWish @ElizaMarie Haha.... I mean look at him.... he is just so pretty.... and that voice.... and he is just everything.... Nope, he had nothing to do with me picking this book and movie...nothing at all...🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
ElizaMarie @AsYouWish I have never seen this movie! I might just have to! 1y
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AsYouWish @ElizaMarie I have seen the movie and it is amazing!!! I watched it a couple years ago when I was deep in my Richard Armitage phase, not sure I am out of the phase yet as you can see, but I recommend it. 1y
Butterfinger I only knew of John Jake's North and South with Patrick Swayze. I ordered this one for me this month, but don't be surprised if I watch both movies. Jimmy Stewart plays a cameo in the John Jake's version. 1y
AsYouWish @Butterfinger Just a warning the Patrick Swayze movie is about the Civil War in the US. The book this month is about the class difference in England in the 1800‘s. It is more of a Pride and Prejudice type story, but with different problems. I just didn‘t want you to be super shocked when it arrived!!! 1y
Butterfinger @AsYouWish oh, I know. I just can't stop thinking about the North and South I know. I'm excited to read a classic. I enjoy them, I just didn't know Gaskill's existed. See what this group teaches me. 😊 1y
AsYouWish @Butterfinger Okay, good!! I just didn‘t want you to be expecting a Civil War drama and be disappointed. I have had this book on my TBR forever, so I am glad I am getting to read it this month and the movie is amazing!!!! 1y
KarouBlue Looooovvvveee. Everything about this! It‘s all 💞 and ♥️ and 😍! 1y
AsYouWish @MellieAntoinette 💙💙💙💙 I am so excited to finally read the book, I fell in love with the movie a couple years ago and it has stuck with me!! So much love and a little heartbreak here and there!!! 1y
bibliobliss Might try this one too 1y
AsYouWish @Readage Yay!!!! I am super excited about this one!!! Hope everyone enjoys it!!! 1y
KarouBlue @AsYouWish I can‘t wait to hear what you think! The book adds so much depth to Mr. Thornton. It‘s just all the feels! I‘ll keep an eye out for your thoughts! ♥️ 1y
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Decided to listen to this after watching the old miniseries of it with James Stewart last year. I love LibriVox - free audio books is always a good thing. I tend to be more willing to listen to classics than physically read them.

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EmilieGR
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Without reservation my favorite book of all time! I figured that, after about 7 years, I could finally revisit the book I did my thesis on and just enjoy the story. It didn‘t disappoint. Every time I read it something new jumps out at me- Gaskell was truly a trailblazer- I‘m forever in awe.

Kimberlone I also love the BBC miniseries adaptation of this book! 1y
EmilieGR It‘s wonderful! But so difficult to find anywhere now. I have the dvds but no longer have a computer that can play them... 1y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I enjoyed this, but not nearly as much as Wives and Daughters. It felt very rushed and anti-climactic at the end, and I found out that Gaskell was actually being pushed to finish it. It shows. There‘s so much angst over a misunderstanding, so much buildup of it, and then poof! It‘s over. I kept swiping left on my a Kindle, thinking there had to be more. It does give some great insight into the Industrial Revolution and its effects on workers.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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It was difficult to choose one picture that made me laugh—there have been so many!
3. Self-care, hmm. Sleeping late? I started taking my vitamins-does that count? 😂
4. I think white, with milk as the runner up. I don‘t care for dark chocolate.
#friyayintro

4thhouseontheleft You‘re the opposite of me on the chocolate! 😄 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @4thhouseontheleft To be honest, show me a piece of either and I‘m on it like a duck on a June bug! 😂 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#bookspin for *April All of these have been on my TBR bookcase for 3 years or more 😳
Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ! Excited to see what I will be knocking off this pile.

*Edited because how is it only and already April

TheAromaofBooks Great pile! And my sentiments EXACTLY on April - feels like it should be September already - also cannot believe it's already April! 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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Nothing like knowing there‘s someone who thinks your being home 24 hours a day is the best thing that ever happened. 😸 #keeplitsypositive #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

TheLibrarian Same with my cat! 2y
AlaMich Awww!! I miss having cats so much, since we had to put Maddie to sleep last year. 😢 2y
rubyslippersreads @AlaMich 😿 I hope you‘ll be able to have another cat someday. 😽 2y
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Bette Lovely pic lovely kit 🐱❤️👍 2y
UwannaPublishme 😺❤️ 2y
Buechersuechtling What a cat beauty‼️🥰 2y
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HannaPolkadots
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It just gets better and better each time I read it ❤

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ElaineR
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Despite my love of classics, I'm ashamed to admit that I was in my early 30s when I first read this & instantly regretted not doing so sooner.

Set in industrial England, this is a novel about conflict & rebellion. It's brimming with religious & social commentary that still holds.

Gaskell's writing is thoughtful & progressive, particularly around class & the role of women (Mrs Thornton may be one of best literary creations ever).

Read it!

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ElaineR
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“...a living ass is better than a dead lion“. Truth indeed from Elizabeth Gaskell.

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HannaPolkadots
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Reading in the library ❤

rockpools That‘s some view! 2y
Megabooks Wow! Love the view! 2y
AmyG Beautiful! Where is this? 2y
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HannaPolkadots @AmyG This is the main library in Ålesund 😊 @RachelO and @Megabooks - the view is great, I agree, kind of difficult to concentrate on reading, though 😉😅 2y
zezeki That is an amazing view! 😍 2y
Erofan Beautiful view 😍 2y
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ElaineR
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"It is there - there, cowering and gibbering, with fixed ghastly eyes, in some corner of the chamber, listening to hear whether we dare to breathe of its presence to any one. And we dare not; poor cowards that we are!"

#quote #classics #nightmares

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ElaineR
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“His father had made the blunder of bringing him up in ignorance and taking it for innocence“ 🙌

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TracyReadsBooks
North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Littens!!! How did I not know this was a thing?!? I absolutely love the book & am, of course, a huge fan of the BBC adaptation starring Richard Armitage but I had no idea there was an earlier adaptation with Patrick Stewart!!! I‘m not sure I even know what to do with this information...besides watch it of course! (I‘m a little conflicted, however, because the whole Patrick Stewart has hair thing is throwing me off a bit!😂Still, I can do it!)

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa! Who knew? 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m not sure I can handle this after watching the Richard Armitage version. 2y
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ElaineR
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Indeed

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ElaineR
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I need a comforting fix and they don't come any better than this.

KarouBlue True story!! 2y
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AdeleReads
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Maybe the best secondhand find ever? And we managed a full rewatch of all three in a week. Oh Gaskell, you genius.

Foragingfantasy I absolutely loved Wives and Daughters. Well. I loved it up until the moments after the moment of them Standing in the street in the rain. I wish it had ended there. Turned out after some research, she died before finishing the book and someone else finished it. I could absolutely feel that someone else wrote the ending. I think I‘ll just stop there from now on. Lol. North and south is fab too! 2y
inthegreensandblues 😍 I haven't seen (or read) Wives and Daughters. Great find! 2y
readordierachel North and South 😍 2y
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Booksbymybed
North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Another edition to my #northandsouth collection, this one is tiny, thin pages, but! It‘s a delightful hardcover, with golden edges and lovely bookmark. And a font is legible size. Loving it!

KarouBlue ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Mr. Thornton!!! 2y
Booksbymybed @MellieAntoinette 💜💜💜 the perfect guy! 2y
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AvidReader25
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It‘s Pride & Prejudice with unions & factories. A strong-willed man & an opinionated, empathetic woman meet & sparks fly. I‘ve no idea why this novel is not more popular. Gaskell tackled some tricky themes with the industrial revolution‘s impact on society, but she wove a love story & a close-knit family into the mix & the result is excellent.

“Those who are happy and successful themselves are too apt to make light of the misfortunes of others.”

OnlyYoo You might like Shirley by Charlotte Bronte if you liked this! It also has a lot of industrial themes and feminism 2y
Lcsmcat I‘m with you, I loved this book. 2y
AvidReader25 @OnlyYoo Thanks for the recommendation! That might be the only novel of hers I haven‘t read yet. 2y
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AvidReader25 @Lcsmcat Why doesn‘t anyone talk about it? It was so wonderful! 2y
Lcsmcat @Avidreader25 I don‘t know. There was a BBC mini-series if it, I believe. So it seems like it would have gotten more attention. 2y
AvidReader25 @Lcsmcat I watched it. Thought Thornton was good (except his introductory scene), but Margaret felt so wishy washy. 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I have soooo many classics on my #neverendingtbr! Here‘s a bunch from Elizabeth Gaskell. #GratefulReads #classicyouhaventread #neverenoughtimetoread

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 2y
Jas16 Those are lovely 2y
ljuliel Very pretty. Are they old ? 2y
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Reviewsbylola STOP! Those are gorgeous! So jealous! 😍😍 2y
LeahBergen I love these editions! I have two on my shelf as well. 😍 2y
Eyelit 💕 these!! Where did you get them? 2y
Daisey Beautiful! 2y
batsy Wow, those are gorgeous! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Really pretty 💕 2y
Lcsmcat Wow! Those are beautiful editions! ❤️ Gaskell 2y
readordierachel Oh my 😍 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 @Jas16 @ljuliel @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen @Eyelit @Daisey @batsy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lcsmcat @readordierachel Gotta love Folio Society editions! I bought one and couldn‘t resist buying the whole set as each volume was released. 💜 2y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous collection! 😍 2y
Nute Oh my, those are pretty!😍 2y
Linsy Beautiful! 😍😍😍 2y
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AvidReader25
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So many great books this month!

Follow.my.read I LOVED The Dutch House!!!! 2y
AvidReader25 @Follow.my.read It was wonderful! I‘m still thinking about the characters. 2y
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Booksbymybed
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Happy National Cat day