Ditch Flowers and Dog-violets and Lesser Celandines, Oh My!: Acts of Cross-Class Kindness in Gaskell’s North and South

By Lauren Callihan (MA '19), Department of English, Kansas State University Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South (1855) chronicles the trials and tribulations of the novel’s protagonist Margaret Hale. After her father leaves the church, Margaret is uprooted from her charming home in rural Southern England and moves with her family to a smoky industrial town in … Continue reading Ditch Flowers and Dog-violets and Lesser Celandines, Oh My!: Acts of Cross-Class Kindness in Gaskell’s North and South