Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Hard Times/North and South - Reading Day V

I am only 117 pages in. There is so much explaination of the politics of the mill/owners, I don't think there is a problem with me find pages for my Marxist crit stuff. I find some of it interesting, but at tbe moment I find it quite turgid. I have a feeling that the earliest I can start the assignment will be Wednesday, which depresses me somewhat - I thought it was going to be as plain saling as Hard Times. I would feel better when I have read/annotated it all and a *lot* happier when I can plan it all on my board.

Quit at 137 pages - I think I will take it to college and read it in my dinner hour and any other spare time (there is sometimes an hour gap in the day).  It is really getting to me that I am not speeding through this. North and South = heavy weather.

“He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time; but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,—to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

*bays at moon*

I need to find a way of watching this on film/episode.  Why is this such much more hard work than Hard Times? I comparitively sped through that :-(
Tags: charles dickens, elizabeth gaskell, fda english y2, grindstone files - year 2, hardcopy, north and south, the victorians

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