Chapter 25 — North & South


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, chapter 25, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara EdlemanBook talk begins at 19:20 minutes.

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Literary Links of Interest for this chapter

  • Jellies
  • Various Victorian Medicine Sites
  • History of Victorian Pharmacies
  • Pills, Custard, and Plaster
  • Early Victorian Era Make-up
  • Knobhead = “scab” – crosses picket line to work
  • Purring = “kicking” as in a fight
  • “Clem” = “starve”
  • Re: Pebbles—de·no·ta·tion (dēnōˈtāSHən) noun — the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
    “beyond their immediate denotation, the words have a connotative power”
    con·no·ta·tion (känəˈtāSHən) noun — an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
    “the word “discipline” has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression”

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