Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Mary Barton

Appendix A:
The Composition of the Novel

  1. Excerpts from Gaskell’s Letters
  2. Parable of Dives and Lazarus

Appendix B:
Contemporary Reviews of the Novel

  1. Athenaeum (21 October 1848)
  2. Examiner (4 November 1848)
  3. Christian Examiner (March 1849)
  4. Edinburgh Review (April 1849)
  5. Fraser’s Magazine (April 1849)

Appendix C:
Social Commentary on Industrialization

  1. Thomas Carlyle, Chapter I, Chartism (1840)
  2. “Emigration—Report of the Poor-Law Commissioners on the Subject,” Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal (15 February 1840)
  3. Joseph Adshead, Distress in Manchester. Evidence (Tabular and Otherwise) of the State of the Labouring Classes in 1840-42 (1842)
  4. Leon Faucher, Manchester in 1844: Its Present
    Condition and Future Prospects
    (1844)
  5. Ralph Barnes Grindrod, The Slaves of the Needle(1844)
  6. Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)
  7. Charles Kingsley, Appeal to the Chartists (12 April 1848)
  8. Caroline Norton, Letters to the Mob (1848)
  9. Morning Chronicle (Thursday, 1 November 1849)
  10. William Rathbone Greg, Employers and Employed (1853)

Appendix D:
Related Fiction and Poetry

  1. Thomas Hood, “Song of the Shirt” (1843)
  2. Charlotte Brontë, Chapters 8 and 19, Shirley (1849)
  3. Charles Dickens, Chapter 4, Hard Times (1854)
  4. George Eliot, Chapter 31, Felix Holt (1866)

Appendix E:
Chartism and Free Trade

Select Bibliography

Posted on October 29, 2015