Mary Barton | Critical Essay by Marjorie Stone

This literature criticism consists of approximately 38 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Barton.
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Critical Essay by Marjorie Stone

SOURCE: Stone, Marjorie. “Bakhtinian Polyphony in Mary Barton; Class, Gender, and the Textual Voice.” Dickens Studies Annual 20 (1991): 175-200.

In the following essay, Stone discusses Gaskell's use of multiple working-class voices in Mary Barton.

There's a grim one-horse hearse in a jolly round trot; To the churchyard a pauper is going, I wot: The road it is rough, and the hearse has no springs, And hark to the dirge that the sad driver sings:           “Rattle his bones over the stones;           He's only a pauper, whom nobody owns!” 

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