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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865

Works: 1,485 works in 6,876 publications in 18 languages and 110,231 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Television adaptations  Religious fiction  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Performer, Recipient, Collector, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: PR4710, 823.8
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Cranford, and other tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

1,058 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 13,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Cranford, decorum is maintained at all times. Despite their poverty, the ladies are never vulgar about money (or their lack of it), and always follow the rules of propriety. But this discretion and gentility does not keep away tragedy; and when the worst happens, the Amazons of Cranford show the true strength of their honest affections
The life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

609 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 9,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1857 version of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her fellow author Charlotte Brontë, and includes a critical introduction, and notes on subsequent variations
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

454 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 6,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect. - ;'It's the masters as has wrought this woe; it's the masters as should pay for it.'. Set in Manchester in the 1840s - a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation - Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the c
North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

429 editions published between 1854 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 6,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Gaskell portrays industrial conditions in various regions of England in this nineteenth-century psychological novel
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

313 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Molly Gibson's father remarries a new stepsister, Cynthia, enters Molly's quiet life. Loveable but worldly and troubling, Cynthia's arrival alters Molly's daily life
Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

217 editions published between 1853 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Hilton is an orphaned young seamstress who catches the eye of a gentleman, Henry Bellingham, who is captivated by her simplicity and beauty. When she loses her job and home, he offers her comfort and shelter, only to cruelly desert her soon after. Nearly dead with grief and shame, Ruth is offered the chance of a new life among people who give her love and respect, even though they are at first unaware of her secret--an illegitimate child. When Henry enters her life again, however, Ruth must make the impossible choice between social acceptance and personal pride
Sylvia's lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

241 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and marriage among whale fishers and other humble people in Whitby during the French Wars
Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

111 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauded by critics as one of the most nuanced accounts of adolescence and young adulthood to have been penned in the nineteenth century, Cousin Phillis also offers a glimpse into the lives of working-class English farmers and the deeply intertwined extended family relationships that were a fact of life during the era
A dark night's work by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

72 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer of remarkably diverse talents, Elizabeth Gaskell produced fiction and non-fiction ranging from short stories that offered detailed cross-sections of Victorian life and society to a well-regarded biography of author Charlotte Bronte. The novel A Dark Night's Work is the engrossing apogee of Gaskell's foray into Gothic ghost stories and tales of horror. Fans of these genres won't be disappointed
My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

78 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Ludlow is absolute mistress of Hanbury Court and a resolute opponent of anything that might disturb the class system into which she was born. She will keep no servant who can read and write and insists that the lower orders have no rights, but only duties. But the winds of change are blowing through the village of Hanbury. The vicar, Mr. Gray, wishes to start a Sunday school for religious reasons; Mr. Horner wants to educate the citizens for economic reasons. But Lady Ludlow is not as rigid as one may think
The old nurse's story by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

13 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantastic collection of eleven short stories by Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Recording )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town which describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women
The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

46 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for an engaging and emotionally resonant read from a novelist who was inspired by the works of both Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte? Elizabeth Gaskell's 1850 short novel The Moorland Cottage offers up a unflinching slice of nineteenth-century family life, with a particular focus on family dynamics in an era where sons were openly favored
Private voices the diaries of Elizabeth Gaskell and Sophia Holland by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two diaries, by the nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell and her cousin Sophia Holland, provide us with uniquely personal and revealing accounts of Victorian womanhood and motherhood. The record the first few years of life of Marianne (Elizabeth Gaskell's daughter) and Edward Thurstan (Sophia's son). This is the first critical edition of the Gaskell diary, previously published in a limited edition of only fifty copies in 1923, and the first ever publication of the Holland diary." "As a piece of social history, these diaries document the challenges, dilemmas and rewards of Victorian parenthood."--Jacket
Mrs. Gaskell's Tales of mystery and horror by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Recording )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I narrate dozens of books a year, and assigned to narrate Wives and daughters, I came up to it each day with pure delight, I couldn't wait to find out what the gossips of Hollingford were saying about Molly Gibson's meeting with Squire Hamley's sons ... how Molly was coping with her bossy step mother ... what little party the dear old Miss Brownings were arranging now ... or whether Cynthia could really have a liaison with odious Mr
Four short stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

7 editions published between 1847 and 1983 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories about plain, working-class, unromantic girls, coping with the harsh side of Victorian life
Gothic tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An encounter with the supernatural in an everyday setting accentuates its strangeness; a truth used to eerie effect in Gaskell's Gothic tales. A portrait turned to the wall, a hidden manuscript, a mysterious child that lives on the freezing moors, a doppelganger formed by a women's bitter curse: all of these things hint at male tyranny and woman as avenging angel - or devil." "Gaskell was fascinated by the dualities in women's lives and the way in which fact and fiction merge. 'Disappearances', a mix of gossip, legend and fact, relates stories of mysterious vanishings, 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to communal hysteria and persecution, while 'The Grey Woman' explores a common Gothic theme, the way in which the ghosts of the past always return to haunt us."--Jacket
Curious, if true strange tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

22 editions published between 1861 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though she began her literary career as a social realist working in the vein of her mentor Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell took a mid-career turn into the realm of supernatural writing. Curious, If True brings together a collection of Gaskell's most spine-chilling Victorian tales of horror and suspense. It's a must-read for fans of gothic mysteries
Lois the witch by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

37 editions published between 1861 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young English orphan arrives in America to be greeted by an atmosphere of shadowy terror and a wave of Puritan suspicion. She settles with her uncle's family in Salem, Massachusetts, on the eve of the world's most notorious witch hunt." "Lois Barclay is a typical ingenue: a well of affection and understanding waiting to be tapped. The New England she experiences, however, is prey to a host of fears - of Indians, of witches, of the Evil One himself. Lois finds all her attempts at friendship misunderstood, her Anglican upbringing a source of mistrust and censure, and her very attractiveness a potential curse. In this moving novella, Gaskell provides a fictionalised account of one of the victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692, using it to highlight the very human dangers of religious bigotry and sexual repression."--BOOK JACKET
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The life of Charlotte BrontëMary BartonNorth and SouthWives and daughtersRuthSylvia's loversCousin PhillisA dark night's work