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Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell

·4.01·238,874 Ratings
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  • Lois the Witch

    ·3.63·378 Ratings
    Set against the backdrop of the Salem witch hunts, Elizabeth Gaskell’s somber novella reveals much about the complicity of mankind. Foreword by Jenny Uglow. Recently orphaned, Lois is forced to leave the English parsonage that had been her home and sail
  • Cranford/Cousin Phillis

    ·3.88·388 Ratings
    "Cranford" depicts the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of a small village – their petty snobberies and appetite for gossip, and their loyal support for each other in times of need. The village is dominated by women, from the kindly spinster
  • Gothic Tales

    ·3.83·1,738 Ratings
    'Such whispered tales, such old temptations and hauntings, and devilish terrors'Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings
  • The Moorland Cottage

    ·3.63·333 Ratings
    Maggie Browne, the daughter of a deceased clergyman, is encouraged to give up her own life and passions and devote herself to her brother Edward. Through the example and guidance of her mother—who dotes on Edward constantly—and her mentor, Mrs. Buxton
  • The Poor Clare

    ·3.42·212 Ratings
    A departure from the stories Elizabeth Gaskell wrote for Charles Dickens’s Household Words magazine, The Poor Clare is a dark, gothic novella of thwarted love and a family curse that vividly illustrates the social tensions of Victorian England.The purpo
  • The Grey Woman

    ·3.59·277 Ratings
    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as par
  • The Half-Brothers

    ·3.49·108 Ratings
  • Mr. Harrison's Confessions

    ·3.7·311 Ratings
    This charming and witty prequel to Cranford is a neglected Gaskell classic with all the period detail, distinctively drawn characters, and a well-knitted plot associated with her worksEnjoying the comforts of his well-kept home, country doctor William Har
  • My Lady Ludlow

    ·3.49·464 Ratings
    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 d
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