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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell was also the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, which was published in…


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North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (March 7, 2013) Nothing to do with the American civil war, by the way. This is an English novel originally written for Charles Dickens' magazine, "Household Words." It has something of Dickens' social conscious but a love story reminiscent of "Pride and Prejudice."

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19 Truly Brilliant Young Adult Books You Can Enjoy At Any Age

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell | 19 Truly Brilliant Young Adult Books You Can Enjoy At Any Age

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"Do you know these roses?' he said, drawing out his pocket-book, in which were treasured up some dead flowers. "No!" she replied, with innocent curiosity. "Did I give them to you?" "No! Vanity; you did not. You may have worn sister roses very probably.' She looked at them, wondering for a minute, then she smiled a little as she said - "They are from Helstone, are they not? I know the deep indentations round the leaves. Oh! have you been there?..' -- North & South