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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865

Works: 1,528 works in 7,304 publications in 18 languages and 113,659 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Television mini-series  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Political fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Performer, Recipient, Collector, Honoree, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR4710, 823.8
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Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

1,012 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 8,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford is a 19th century English market town, the life of which is dominated by custom and a group of prominent Victorian ladies. This novel was made into a 2007 movie of the same title
The life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

632 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 6,013 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
North and south by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

474 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her home ground, her father's comfortably middle-class living in Hampshire and her aunt's establishment in Harley Street, Margaret is exiled to the ugly northern industrial town of Milton. Surprisingly, her social consciousness awakens. It is intensified by a relationship with the local mill-owner, Thornton, that combines passionate attraction with fierce opposition. The novel explores the exploitation of the working class, linking the plight of workers with that of women and probing the myth and reality of the 'north-south divide'
Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

451 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton, the daughter of a mill hand, is determined to escape poverty, but her life is clouded by the mysterious disappearance of her aunt Esther and by her father's possible involvement in a murder
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

344 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson's widowed father remarries, her life is turned upside down by the arrival of her vain, manipulative stepmother. She also acquires an intriguing new stepsister, Cynthia, glamorous, sophisticated, and irresistible to every man she meets. The two girls begin to confide in one another and Molly soon finds herself a go-between in Cynthia's love affairs--but in doing so risks losing both her own reputation and the man she secretly loves."--P. [4] of cover
Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

235 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,089 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 )

276 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

190 editions published between 1864 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of this collection is Gaskell's novella Cousin Phillis, which depicts a vanishing way of life and a girl's disappointment in love: deceptively simple, its undercurrent of feeling leaves an indelible impression. The other five stories in this selection range from a tale of urban poverty and a fallen woman to an historical tale in which echoes of the French Revolution, the bleakness of winter in Westmorland, and a tragic secret are brought vividly to life. --from publisher description
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Recording )

73 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 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
My Lady Ludlow and other stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

81 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 673 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
Mrs. Gaskell's Tales of mystery and horror by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moorland cottage and other stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

50 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life story of a very different sister and brother, Maggie and Edward Browne, children of the late curate of Combehurst, who live with their grieving widow mother in the moorland cottage of the novel title. For years Maggie, gentle, dutiful, and loving, does what she can on behalf of her brother, the overbearing and selfish Edward, and yet their mother continues to prefer her son to the very end. A complicated and touching story of familial bonds and the search for happiness by the talented contemporary of Charlotte Brontë. --Publisher
Four short stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

8 editions published between 1847 and 1983 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Gaskell's Lizzie Leigh is the sad tragedy of a young girl who, while being away from home for work in Manchester, commits the sin of adultery and becomes pregnant with an illegitimate child. She decides not to return home for fear of her harsh father's reaction. Not knowing whether her daughter is still alive, her mother decides to take her two sons and go to Manchester to look for her. The narrative then follows Lizzie's poignant existence as she tries to purge her soul from sin. Time goes by and Lizzie is still consumed by her feeling of guilt. In fact, while she has been forgiven by her family, and even by her dying, patriarchal father, Lizzie does not seem to forgive herself. Later, her illegitimate child dies and she decides to spend the rest of her life praying for forgiveness in a secluded place. Strangers in the area wonder about her mystery, yet they greatly appreciate her humble character and willingness to help others. Meanwhile, Lizzie's mother continues her search through the streets of Manchester until fate finally reunites the family. By and large, Gaskell's novella focuses mainly on the description of family roles and the nature of the relations between its different members
A dark night's work, and other stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

77 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title story, A Dark Night's Work, was originally published in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The story centers around a country lawyer and his successes and failures while climbing the social ladder. Other works included within this collection include Cousin Phillis, The Grey Woman, The Heart of John Middleton, Traits and Stories of the Huguenots, Six Weeks at Heppenheim, Lizzie Leigh, The Crooked Branch and The Sexton's Hero
Gothic tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 410 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
Cranford, and other tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

67 editions published between 1873 and 1972 in English and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curious, if true : strange tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

25 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. TABLE OF CONTENTS:The Old Nurse's Story The Poor Clare Lois the WitchThe Grey Woman Curious, If True
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het Engelse plaatsje Cranford in 1842 wordt het dagelijks leven van een aantal dames opgeschrikt door de komst van de spoorlijn
Private voices : the diaries of Elizabeth Gaskell and Sophia Holland by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 120 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
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Author of Mary Barton 1810-1865

Author of ”Mary Barton“, ”Ruth“ etc.

Cleghorn Gaskell , Elizabeth

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The life of Charlotte BrontëNorth and southMary Barton : a tale of Manchester lifeWives and daughtersRuthSylvia's loversCousin Phillis and other talesCranford