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  • Sylvia’s Lovers

    "Sylvia’s Lovers" is set in the 1790s in an English seaside town and it is a very powerfully moving novel of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men.England is at war with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc by seizing young men for service. One of their victims is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose charm and vivacity have captured the heart of Sylvia ... Read more

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  • Wives and Daughters

    "Wives and Daughters" is a novel by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell first published serially in The Cornhill Magazine (August 1864–January 1866) and then in book form in 1866. The novel was unfinished at the time of her death in November 1865.Known as her last, longest, and perhaps finest work, it concerns the interlocking fortunes of several families in the country town of Hollingford."Wives and ... Read more

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  • Curious, if True

    "Curious, if True" (Strange Tales) is a collection of five dark Victorian tales of suspense, horror, mood and mystery by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, published variously between 1852 and 1861.Gaskell unleashes her fascination with the macabre and uncanny through these short fictions that provide outlets for a strange and powerful imagination."Curious, if True" includes "The Old Nurse's Story," "The ... Read more

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  • The Moorland Cottage

    "The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell is a short novella that was first published around 1850 after her first novel "Mary Barton" but before one of her more famous novels "Cranford". This feminist masterpiece is said to be the precursor and the template for George Elliot’s "The Mill on the Floss".The story centres on Maggie Browne, her brother Edward, and their mother who live at ... Read more

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  • Ruth

    Written in 1853, "Ruth" is the second novel by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, the activist wife of a reformist Unitarian minister in Manchester, England.Controversial in its day, the novel straightforwardly and realistically tracks the fortunes of Ruth Hilton, who is outside the social and political establishment and is victimised by it yet ultimately triumphs over it. The novel is among the first to ... Read more

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  • Cranford

    Like Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell had a favourite book she had written. For Gaskell, this book was "Cranford", published in 1853. "Cranford" is a book that Gaskell called it the only one of her books that she rereads, and the book that she reads if she needs to laugh. It’s a hilarious and wonderful look at a small town and the people who live there."Cranford" is one of those novels ... Read more

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  • Mary Barton

    "Mary Barton" (AKA "Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester"), the 1848 debut novel of Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell tells of the Victorian working class in Manchester, a city in England, from 1839 to 1842."Mary Barton" focuses on political and domestic issues. The title character serves as the first person narrative voice. There are differing views as to whether or not the narrator is the alter ego of the ... Read more

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  • Cranford

    "Cranford" is one of the better-known novels of the Victorian English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. The book is a collection of satirical sketches which sympathetically portray changing small-town customs and values in mid-Victorian England. Based on her childhood memories in the small Cheshire town of Knutsford, Cranford (a fiction city) is Elizabeth Gaskell's affectionate portrait of people and ... Read more

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  • Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

    Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian working class.The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working ... Read more

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  • Cousin Phillis

    First published in 1864, "Cousin Phillis" is a haunting, beautifully controlled novella considered to be among Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell's finest short works.Lodging with a minister on the outskirts of London, Paul Manning is initially dismayed to discover that the uncle he must visit in the country is also a churchman. Yet far from the oppressively religious household he envisages, Manning is ... Read more

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  • Mary Barton

    series Classics To Go
    Mary Barton is the story of a working-class family in which the father, John Barton, lapses into bitter class hatred during a cyclic depression and carries out a retaliatory murder at the behest of his trade union. ... Read more

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  • Cousin Phillis

    series Classics To Go
    The story is about 19-year-old Paul Manning, 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. Most critics agree that Cousin Phillis is Gaskell's crowning achievement in the short novel. ... Read more

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