Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Mrs Gaskell's first novel, Mary Barton, was published anonymously in 1848. The best-known of her remaining novels are Cranford (1853), North and South (1854), and Wives and Daughters (1865). She became popular for her writing, especially her ghost stories, aided by Charles Dickens, who published her work in his magazine Household Words.



CranfordAuthor: Elizabeth Gaskell 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-25-2
Published: April 19, 2013 
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Cranford, a secluded country village in 1830s England, is inhabited largely by women. Here, Mary Smith and her friends, a well-mannered group of spinsters and widows, enjoy a domestic peace and close community that is both fueled and threatened only by the gossip that runs through it. This Middleton Classics edition includes the 1849 essay, "The Last Generation in England" by Elizabeth Gaskell.