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Elizabeth Gaskell

novelist

1810   -   1865

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
occupation: writer, novelist, biographer

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848. Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857, was the first biography of Brontë. In this biography, she only wrote of the moral, sophisticated things in Brontë’s life, the rest she left out, deciding that certain, more salacious aspects were better kept hidden. Among Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford (1851–53), North and South (1854–55), and Wives and Daughters (1865), each having been adapted for television by the BBC.
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works

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A Dark Night's Work

book by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1851

Wives and Daughters

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1864

Mary Barton

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1848

Cousin Phillis

short story by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1864

The Life of Charlotte Brontë

book by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1857

Ruth

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1853

Sylvia's Lovers

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South

novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

author: Elizabeth Gaskell

1855

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