THE COLLECTED NOVELS OF ELIZABETH GASKELL includes her six major Gothic Romance novels, including NORTH AND SOUTH and WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. This collection is DRM free and includes an active table of ...
THE COLLECTED NOVELS OF ELIZABETH GASKELL includes her six major Gothic Romance novels, including NORTH AND SOUTH and WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. This collection is DRM free and includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.
• Mary Barton
• North and South
• Sylvia’s Lovers
• Wives and Daughters
MARY BARTON is the first novel published by Elizabeth Gaskell. Set in Manchester in the mid-19th century, the novel follows the lives of several working-class British families and the trials and tribulations they face at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.
Set during the Napoleonic Era, CRANFORD is the story of the mostly female inhabitants, and their absurdities, of a sleepy English village.
RUTH is a sensitive portrayal of relationships within small towns and an exploration of seduction and illegitimacy within a small Dissenting community where tolerance and rigid morality clash.
NORTH AND SOUTH is a study in contrasts between rural southern England and industrial northern England. The heroine is a parson's daughter whose religious doubts have forced him to resign his Hampshire office in the rural South and to move his family to an industrial manufacturing town in Darkshire, the fictional Milton.
Set during the early years of the Napoleonic Era, SYLVIA'S LOVERS follows the life and loves of young Sylvia Robson, who marries her dull cousin Philip after she learns her first love, Charlie, has been killed. When Charlie unexpectedly returns, Sylvia faces new trials and tribulations.
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS follows the story of Molly Gibson, the dutiful daughter of a widowed doctor, living in a provincial English town of the 1830s.
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was a Victorian author and short story writer. An accomplished novelist, Gaskell's best known works include MARY BARTON, NORTH AND SOUTH and WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. She is noteworthy for her extensive use of dialect in her stories, as well as a strong Gothic streak in her ghost stories.