Home » Uncategorized » Lost in the Past for a Night and a Day – Lucy told me to read Gaskell’s novel of 1850’s England – North and South – 16 Sept 2019

Lost in the Past for a Night and a Day – Lucy told me to read Gaskell’s novel of 1850’s England – North and South – 16 Sept 2019

I bumped into this young woman’s video recommending various classic works of English literature.  One book she recommended was North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill.  She gave a brief outline of the book about a young woman who moves from high society circles in London in the south of England to the dirty industrial north and the events of the young woman’s life.

Lucy, the book pusher, also mentioned that there was a video series of the work for those who might find the reading a little difficult.

After finishing her video I looked up North South on Youtube and found a four hour series from 1975.  So I began to watch and enjoy, and spent my whole Sunday evening ‘binge’ watching the entire four episodes.  What a delight when Patrick Stewart, who I know from Star Trek The Next Generation appeared as one of the main characters.  But, he had hair on his head.  I watched so many Star Trek The Next Generation episodes when I had Netflix free for a year with my cable subscription that I felt like I worked there.  When people asked me where I went to school I had the impulse to say, “Star Fleet Academy.”  So seeing Patrick Stewart felt like he was in a Star Trek The Next Generation holodeck simulation.

 

After watching about four hours of the drama I was ready for sleep at about 11 o’clock and decided to listen to an audio book reading of the book as I drifted off to sleep.

This morning I saw on Youtube a brief clip from a more recent video adaptation of North and South and look forward to watching this version as I also work my way through the audio reading.

 

The book is in the Public Domain and freely available to read online or to download from Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4276/4276-h/4276-h.htm

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4276

For more info about the book and author see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_and_South_(Gaskell_novel)

Outline.com copy of post – https://outline.com/cUe422

https://archive.is/TA7MD

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