Elizabeth Gaskell Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Elizabeth Gaskell.

  • 5 Biographies
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 23 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

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Biographies (5)

7,669 words, approx. 26 pages
Biography EssayA recent review of Mrs. Gaskell's critical reputation divided her critics into three camps. One group, now fading, still treats her mainly as the author of Cranford (1853). A second em... Read more
426 words, approx. 2 pages
The English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) wrote sociological novels that explored the ills of industrial England and novels of small-town life that are penetrating studies of character.Elizabet... Read more
7,312 words, approx. 25 pages
A recent review of Mrs. Gaskell's critical reputation divided her critics into three camps. One group, now fading, still treats her mainly as the author of Cranford (1853). A second emphasizes her "so... Read more
5,458 words, approx. 19 pages
Upon hearing of the death of her friend Charlotte Brontë on 31 March 1855, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell wrote, "I loved her dearly, more than I think she knew. I shall never cease to be thankful th... Read more
7,343 words, approx. 25 pages
For some critics Elizabeth Gaskell was a conventional, middle-class Victorian wife and mother who accepted the values of her world and who also happened to write books--a feminine dove among literary ... Read more
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