Author:Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

English novelist and short story writer of the Victorian era; wife of William Gaskell. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Her best known novels are Cranford (1851–53), North and South (1854–55), and Wives and Daughters (1865)
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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  • Mary Barton (1848)
    • First Edition (transcription volumes: 1, 2)
    • Second Edition
    • Third Edition
    • Fourth Edition - Published without Gaskell's involvement.
    • 1854 Edition - The last edition prepared by the author.
  • Cranford (1851-1853)
    • Serial - Serialized in Household Words (December 1851 - May 1853)
    • First Edition - June 1853
  • Ruth (1853)
    • First Edition (January 1853) (transcription volumes: 1, 2, 3) - Base Text for the Oxford Edition
    • Cheap Edition (1855)
  • North and South, first edition, in two volumes
    • Second Edition - The base text for the Clarendon edition
  • Sylvia's lovers (1863) (transcription volumes: 1, 2, 3)
  • Cousin Phillis (1864) (transcription project)
  • Wives and Daughters (1865)   (transcription volumes: 1, 2)

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Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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