Mary Barton
Elizabeth Gaskell

Book cover image

Narrated By: Juliet Stevenson

Duration: 6 hours and 53 minutes

What to expect

This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of Manchester life is set in the 19th century, when a series of bad harvests placed a heavy tax burden on workers. Gaskell's powerful drama, adapted here for Woman's Hour, is regarded as one of the most important novels of its time.
©2001, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2001, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

Genre

Films, cinema, Television, Radio, Classic fiction

Listen to a sample