When her father assassinates Henry Carson, his employer's son and Mary's admirer, suspicion falls on Mary's second admirer, Jem, a fellow worker. Mary has to prove her lover's innocence without incriminating her own father.
First published in 1848 and subtitled "A Tale of Manchester Life", the author's invention of entirely working-class characters for this novel was for the times an innovation.
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Mrs. Gaskell was so far ahead of her time