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Elizabeth Gaskell

1st Edition

By Angus Easson

Routledge

288 pages

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Description

First published in 1979, this book looks at every aspect of the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her lesser known novels and writings — especially those concerning life in the industrial north of Victorian England. It shows how her work springs from a culture and society which pervades all she thought and wrote. An opening chapter explores her religion, culture, friendships and family. The major works are considered in turn and background material relevant to the novels’ industrial scenes is presented. The process of literary creation is charted in material drawn from letters and by examination of the manuscripts. Her short stories, journalism and letters are also considered.

Table of Contents

Note on texts; Acknowledgements; 1 Elizabeth Gaskell 2 Mary Barton (1848) and North and South (1855): Industry and Individual 3 Cranford (1853) 4 Ruth (1853): ‘An Unfit Subject for Fiction’ 5 The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) 6 Sylvia’s Lovers (1863): Tragical History 7 Wives and Daughters (1866): The Echoing Grove 8 The Short Stories 9 Miscellaneous Writings and the Letters; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT004290
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LIT025040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion
LIT025050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women
SOC026010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOC039000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion