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The Manchester marriage

 
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dc.contributor.author Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
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dc.date.created 1854
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dc.description.abstract First edition published in 1854.
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dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Short stories -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.title The Manchester marriage
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The Manchester Marriage by Elizabeth Gaskell [The Manchester Marriage] MR and Mrs Openshaw came from Manchester to settle in London. He had been, what is called in Lancashire, a Salesman for a large manufacturing firm, who were extending their business, and opening a warehouse in the city; where Mr Openshaw was now to superintend their affairs. He rather enjoyed the change; having a kind of curiosity about London, which he had never yet been able to gratify in his brief visits to the metropolis. At the same time, he had an odd, shrewd, contempt for the inhabitants; whom he always pictured to himself as fine, lazy people; caring nothing but for fashion and aristocracy, and lounging away their days in Bond Street, and such places; ruining good English, and ready in their turn to despise him as a provincial. The hours that the men of business kept in the city scandalized him too, accustomed as he was to the early dinners of Manchester folk and the consequently far longer evenings. Still, . . .
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