North and South

  • von Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Sprecher: Juliet Stevenson
  • 18 Std. 18 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion; it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern, and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature.
When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire and move with her family to the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England. Though at first disgusted by her new surroundings, she witnesses the brutality wrought by the Industrial Revolution and becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers. Sympathetic to the poor she makes friends among them and develops a fervent sense of social justice. She clashes with the mill-owner and self-made man, John Thornton, who is contemptuous of his workers. However, their fierce opposition masks a deeper attraction.
Gaskell based her depiction of Milton on Manchester, where she lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister. She was an accomplished writer, much of her work published in Charles Dickens' magazine Household Words including North and South which was originally published as a serial. She was also friends with Charlotte Brontë and after her death, her father, Patrick Brontë, chose Gaskell to write The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
Narrator Biography
Whether she's up on stage, behind the microphone or in front of the camera, Juliet Stevenson never fails to charm her audience...whoever they may be. Acting roles in Truly, Madly Deeply, Emma, Bend It like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile have cemented her status as one of the great British actresses of our time. Meanwhile, her popular performances of hits such as Apple Tree Yard, the book that was turned into a TV series that people just couldn't stop talking about, have earned her an overwhelming amount of well-deserved praise for her spoken word talents.

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"[An] admirable story...full of character and power." (Charles Dickens)

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sehr schön

"pride and prejudice" vor dem hintergrund der industrialisierung. sehr schön gelesen - jede person erhält ihren eigenen charakter, ohne dass dies übertrieben oder aufgesetzt wirkt. dialekt teilweise etwas gewöhungsbedürftig. vereinzelte diskussionen über glaubensfragen wirken für nicht-religiöse hörer/leser vielleicht etwas schwülstig. sehr zu empfehlen ist übrigens auch die verfilmung!
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- lizzyffm

Schlicht fantastisch!

Juliet Stevenson interpretiert Elizabeth Gaskells Klassiker "North & South" auf so wundervolle, einfühlsame Weise und wird den Figuren (besonders Margaret) dabei vollkommen gerecht, dass es eine wahre Freude ist.
Ein absoluter Hörgenuss, der einen in den Bann schlägt und es schwer macht, aufzuhören.
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- Jo

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.09.2009
  • Verlag: Audible Studios