Gaskell: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  

Gaskell: North and South

Written by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Part of the Brodie's Notes Series

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Synopsis

Gaskell: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Part of a series of literature guides designed for GCSE coursework requirements, this book contains - author details, background to the work, summaries of the text, critical commentaries, analysis of characterization, and sample questions with guideline answers.

About the Author

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Manchester’s Cross Street. As well as leading a busy domestic life as minister’s wife and mother of four daughters, she worked among the poor, travelled frequently and wrote. Mary Barton (1848) was her first success.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s position as a clergyman’s wife and as a successful writer introduced her to a wide circle of friends, both from the professional world of Manchester and from the larger literary world. Her output was substantial. Dickens discovered her resilient strength of character when trying to impose his views on her as editor of Household Words. She proved that she was not to be bullied, even by such a strong-willed man.

Her later works, Sylvia’s Lovers (1863), Cousin Phillis (1864) and Wives and Daughters (1866) reveal that she was continuing to develop her writing in new literary directions. Elizabeth Gaskell died suddenly in November 1865.

Author Image: Elizabeth Gaskell - CORBIS/Hulton-Deutsch Collection

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages

Author

Elizabeth Gaskell
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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication date

4th August 1992

ISBN

9780333580974


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