"EDITH!" said Margaret, gently, "Edith!" But as Margaret half suspected, Edith had fallen asleep. She lay curled up on the sofa in the back drawing-room in Harley Street looking very lovely in her white muslin and blue ribbons. If Titania had ever been dressed in white muslin and blue ribbons, and had fallen asleep on a crimson damask sofa in a back drawing-room, Edith might have been taken for her. Margaret was struck afresh by her cousin's beauty.Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South" draws the reader in with a compelling love story, all the while examining moral and social questions raised by capitalism and industrialization."North and South" was first published in 1854.
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) es una de las figuras más relevantes de la literatura victoriana. Compañera y amiga de Dickens o Charlotte Brontë, de quien escribió una famosa biografía, es autora de relatos y novelas de excepcional hondura psicológica, como La casa de Moorland (1850), Ruth (1853) y Esposas e hijas (1866).