First published in Master Narratives: Tellers and Telling in the English Novel, a memorial volume for Bill Ruddick, Ashgate, 2003. This essay presents the case for regarding the conflicted narrative voice of Mary Barton as an artful and insightful construct. The essay is extracted from the electronic edition by Humanities-Ebooks, 2007.
Topics and Keywords:
Narrative, Narration, Narratology, Elizabeth Gaskell; Mary Barton; Chartism; Political Economy; Harriet Martineau; Jane Marcet; John Stuart Mill; Chartism; Thomas Cooper; Humanities Ebooks; W J Fox; Manchester; Unitarianism; Domestic Missions
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About the author
Richard Gravil is author of Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 (2000) and Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, 1787-1842 (2003). He is Convenor of the Wordsworth Summer Conference and Winter School.
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