Mary Barton | Critical Essay by Marjorie Stone

This literature criticism consists of approximately 38 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Barton.
This section contains 11,263 words
(approx. 38 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the 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!” 

“The Pauper's Drive” with its grimly humorous...

(read more)

This section contains 11,263 words
(approx. 38 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Marjorie Stone
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by Marjorie Stone from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook