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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865

Works: 1,659 works in 7,580 publications in 15 languages and 118,492 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Melodrama 
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 )

881 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 7,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances
The life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

587 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,830 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 )

464 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,832 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 )

393 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,470 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 )

357 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,606 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."--Page 4 of cover
Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

195 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,924 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 )

243 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

202 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant comedy of early Victorian life, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the effects of Victorian commerce and imperial expansion on the survival of customs from earlier times. This new edition includes an introduction by Patricia Ingham that places the novel in its literary and historical context
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Recording )

78 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,095 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
Mrs. Gaskell's Tales of mystery and horror by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

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

Gothic tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 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
My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

69 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 376 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. However, the winds of change are blowing through the village of Hanbury. The vicar, Mr. Gray, wishes to start a Sunday school for the spiritual betterment of its pupils; Mr. Horner wants to educate the citizens into becoming more useful and active members of society. But Lady Ludlow proves to be not so rigid as one may think
A dark night's work, and other stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

59 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 374 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
The moorland cottage by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

44 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and German and held by 160 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
Curious, if true : strange tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

26 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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, and other tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

17 editions published between 1906 and 1972 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 121 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
The letters of Mrs. Gaskell by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Further Letters of Mrs. Gaskell continues the project of publishing the correspondence of one of the most interesting nineteenth-century novelists." "The reputation of Elizabeth Gaskell is undergoing a renaissance as we enter the new millennium. The variety of her work and the range of her acquaintance make her one of the most engaging literary figures of her century. The original Pollard and Chapple edition of the letters (reprinted by Manchester University Press in 1997) established her correspondence as an important source for scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This new collection illustrates once more the richness and diversity of her involvement in a remarkable range of social and literary activities." "The correspondents in this volume, from all periods of her life, include such figures as Florence Nightingale, Harriet Martineau, John Ruskin, D.G. Rossetti, George Smith, Eliza Fox, Jacob Grimm and Louis Hachette. Of the two hundred and seventy letters included in this volume only about forty have been previously published."--BOOK JACKET
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

29 editions published between 802 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning story of romance, scandal, and the intrigues of English life, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's humorous and endearing novel
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Author of Mary Barton 1810-1865

Author of ”Mary Barton“, ”Ruth“ etc.

Cleghorn Gaskell , Elizabeth

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Гаскел Е. Э. 1810-1865

Гаскел Э. 1810-1865

Гаскелл, Элизабет

Гаскель Е. 1810-1865

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Елизабет Гаскел

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אליזבת גאסקל

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الیزابت گاسکل نویسنده بریتانیایی

개스켈, 엘리자베스 1810-1865

개스켈, 엘리자베스 클레그헌 1810-1865



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The life of Charlotte BrontëNorth and southMary Barton : a tale of Manchester lifeWives and daughtersRuthSylvia's loversCranford ; and, Cousin PhillisCranford