Una Duessa: Margaret’s Duality in Mr. Thornton’s Eyes

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Mr. Thornton repeatedly dreams of Margaret as Una Duessa in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. He dreamt of her; he dreamt she came dancing towards him with outspread arms and with a lightness and gaiety which made him loathe her … Continued

Margaret Hale, John Thornton: An Enduring Love

As seen through the eyes of Margaret Hale, John Thornton, the hero of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South, is tall, broad-shouldered, about thirty, with a face that is neither exactly plain, nor yet handsome, nothing remarkable. To this perception, … Continued

Margaret of the North, Victorian Feminist Romance

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Margaret of the North, the first novel I published, is a historical novel. It’s a sequel to Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, a much loved classic, at least in its form as a BBC miniseries. Why write a sequel? I … Continued

The Kiss On The Train Platform: Gaskell’s North and South

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Thornton lifts Margaret’s bowed head gently and with great tenderness, touches his lips to hers. But that’s just how it begins. He kisses her a little more insistently. Not once more, but a few times more. She doesn’t pull back, … Continued

Feminism in Victorian Novels: Gaskell’s North and South

Feminism in Victorian Novels? Impossible. Not when the status of women placed them just a bit above spoiled children. But I found Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and realized it wasn’t so. I had never heard of Ms. Gaskell until … Continued

Victorian Women: Variations in Margaret of the North

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Maybe in jest, Gaskell once said that she could title her fourth novel (North and South) “Variations on Death.” Five people die in her novel in ways fitting to the characters. I could have used a comparable title for my … Continued

My Male Perspective: Margaret of the North

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Here’s my male perspective: Margaret of the North Margaret of the North by Evy Journey continues the story of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. Gaskell’s novel has been made into a 2004 BBC mini-series of four 50-minute episodes. It stars … Continued