Fall Book Club: Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South: Part 2 of 4

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Athens Public Library
Raymond C. Cook Meeting Room

Event Details


In 1855, Victorian social novelist Elizabeth Gaskell published a novel of contemporary struggles between labor and management in the cotton mill industry of northern England, as seen through the eyes of a woman raised in the country's south. Gaskell provides a humanitarian and early feminist voice for the cause of social justice and the struggle of the poor to make their lives and virtues understood, especially to those who grew rich upon their sweat in the mills.

Our guest speaker and discussion leader is Dr. Heather Edwards, Associate Lecturer at Ohio University's Department of English.  

Please register at the library front desk. The first 15 people to sign up will receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

Event Type(s): Book Clubs
Age Group(s): Adults