by Morgan R., July 1, 2010 12:56 PM
Not to be confused with the conflict of the North and South in the United States, this is a tale of the split in England during the Industrial Revolution. A beautiful gossamer web of social unrest, workers' rights, and bosom-heaving unrequited love. Super-fantastic if you lurve period pieces and costume dramas. And as a sparkly bonus, Elizabeth Gaskell was BFFs with Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens.