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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865

Works: 1,919 works in 8,419 publications in 15 languages and 127,018 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Political fiction  Television adaptations  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Illustrator, Performer, Other, Collector, Recipient, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: PR4710, 823.8
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Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

987 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 7,822 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 )

581 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,673 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 )

487 editions published between 1854 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Gaskell portrays industrial conditions in various regions of England in this nineteenth-century psychological novel
Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

466 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton, the daughter of a disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill-owner's son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself painfully torn between the two men
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

372 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a provincial town in the early-19th-century, this is a subtle representation of historical change explored in human terms. The heroine passes from childhood to maturity in a process that, though often painful for her, is sharply and humorously observed
Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

185 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ruth Hilton, an orphan and dressmaker's assistant, is seduced and heartlessly deserted by the wealthy Henry Bellingham. Mrs Gaskell tells the story of Ruth's love for her child; her new life in the home of Thurston Benson, a dissenting minister; the misery caused by the tyrannical Mr. Bradshaw, in whose house she finds employment as a governess; and the cruel twist of fate that confronts her again with her worthless lover, with appalling consequences"--Back cover
Sylvia's lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

227 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 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 )

185 editions published between 1864 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mother's family and his (second) cousin Phillis Holman, who is confused by her own placement at the edge of adolescence
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Recording )

88 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 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
Cranford ; and, Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

49 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the nineteenth-century novelist's shorter works, in which she analyzes a country town besieged, at a critical time, by forces beyond its ken and presents an unfulfilled love affair which pits old values against new
A dark night's work, and other stories by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

69 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story centers on a country lawyer, Edward Wilkins, and his daughter Ellinor. Edward has an artistic and literary personality, unsuited to his social position as the son of a successful lawyer who takes over his father's practice in the provincial town of Hamley. His legal representation of the local gentry and nobility leads him to try fitting into their social circles, only to be mocked and treated with derision. He develops a drinking problem and spends more money than he can afford to in his attempts to be an equal to his clients. His bad habits lead to problems in his business, and Edward is forced to take on a junior partner named Mr. Dunster. At the same time, Ellinor becomes engaged to a young upcoming country gentleman named Ralph Corbet. Corbet initiates the engagement partly through love of Ellinor and partly because of a promise of money from Edward. Edward continues to drink and overspend, leading to a confrontation with Mr. Dunster. In the heat of the argument, Edward strikes Mr. Dunster, killing him. Ellinor and a family servant named Dixon help Edward to bury the body in their flower garden." --
The moorland cottage by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

44 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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
My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

52 editions published between 1858 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of the people in the English town of Cranford over the course of two years
Cranford, and other tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

21 editions published between 1890 and 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensitive and moving portrait of a Victorian town, captured at a transitional period in English society, Cranford recounts the events and activities in the lives of a group of single women, older women and widows who struggle in genteel poverty to maintain their standards of propriety, decency, and kindness. Gaskell's tales are a commentary on the role of women in 19th century England
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 122 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

34 editions published between 802 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
The letters of Mrs. Gaskell by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of letters includes correspondence between Mrs Gaskell and over 100 coresspondents including: Carlyle; Ruskin; Rossetti; Dickens; and the Brownings. In addition Mrs Gaskell's own writing is considered, including her biography of Charlotte Bronte."
The old nurse's story by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

16 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Gaskell and the English provincial novel by W. A Craik( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1975, this book places Elizabeth Gaskell amongst the major novelists of the nineteenth-century. It considers how she has sometimes been overlooked, or admired for very few of her works, or for reasons that are not in fact central to her art. W.A. Craik looks at Gaskell s full-length novels with three main purposes: to analyse her development as a novelist, her achievements, and the nature of her very original work; to see what she owes to earlier novelists, what she learns from them, and how far she is an innovator; and to put her in relation to those other novelists who write on similar themes with comparable aims. This book establishes Elizabeth Gaskelll s excellence in comparison with her peers by demonstrating how far she extended the possibilities of the novel, both in materials and techniques
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Author of Mary Barton 1810-1865

Author of ”Mary Barton“, ”Ruth“ etc.

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Ελίζαμπεθ Γκάσκελ

Гаскел Е. Э

Гаскел Е. Э. 1810-1865

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Гаскел Э. 1810-1865

Гаскелл, Элизабет

Гаскелл, Элизабет Клегхорн

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Елизабет Гаскел

Элизабет Гаскелл английская писательница

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גסקל, אליזבת, 1810-1865

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개스켈, 엘리자베스 1810-1865

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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