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  • Wives and Daughtersby Elizabeth Gaskell

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, this narrative traces the development of two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford. more...

  • Cranfordby Elizabeth Gaskell

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Elizabeth Gaskell's second published story, originally contributed to Household Words from 1851-3 in a series of papers, and republished in 1853 under the collective title Cranford . This witty and poignant comedy of early Victorian life in a country town richly deserves its position as a great 19th Century classic. The narrator, Mary Smith, describes... more...

  • Mary Bartonby Elizabeth Gaskell

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The plot of Mary Barton concerns the poverty and desperation of England's industrial workers. Fundamentally, however, it revolves around Mary's personal conflicts. She is already divided between an affection for an industrialist's son, Henry Carson, and for a man of her own class, Jem Wilson. But Mary's conflict escalates when her father, a committed... more...

  • North and Southby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    North and South draws on Gaskell's own experiences of the poverty and hardship of life in the industrial north of England. Her heroine, Margaret Hale, is taken from the wealthy south by her nonconformist minister father, to live in a fictional northern town. The stark differences are explored through Margaret's abrupt change in circumstance,... more...

  • A Dark Night's Workby Elizabeth Gaskell

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The struggles and hard work of the female protagonist are elucidated in detail in this work. Gaskell has delineated the characters in an astounding fashion. That left alone, a woman can conquer her fears and set records of bravery has been narrated. Captivating! more...

  • Mary Bartonby Elizabeth Gaskell

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “Mary Barton” was Gaskell’s first novel to be published. It is a story of plebeian family whose head succumbs to class hatred. On the persuasion of his trade union members he retaliates by carrying out a murder. This masterpiece got instantaneous success as it appeared in the revolutionary year of 1848. The linguistic harmony and impressive... more...

  • North and Southby Elizabeth Gaskell

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    The book discusses various classes and regions of Victorian England and industrial revolution of the mid-19th century. Margaret Hale moves with her family from the rural South of England to the industrial North. She gets to know about the living conditions of workers and meets a rich mill owner, John Thornton. The novel has several emotional, captivating... more...

  • Cranfordby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99

    Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little in the way of plot and is... more...

  • Mary Bartonby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The first novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton was published in 1848. It tells of the plight of the lower class in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. Contrasting the gap between rich and poor, the first half of the novel tells of the humble lives of the Barton and Wilson families, the extreme poverty of the Davenports and the... more...

  • Cousin Phillisby Elizabeth Gaskell

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    "Cousin Phillis" (1864) is a novella by Elizabeth Gaskell originally published in four parts, though a fifth and sixth part were planned. The story is about Paul Manning, a youth of nineteen 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... more...