Who is Elizabeth Gaskell?

Elizabeth Gaskell

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 as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.

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William Gaskell - Personal Life and Elizabeth Gaskell
... Gaskell married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, daughter of the former Unitarian minister William Stevenson, in 1832 ... relationship, although they frequently spent long periods apart, and Elizabeth Gaskell's biographer Jenny Uglow describes her as breathing more freely ... Unfortunately, none of Elizabeth's many letters to him survive ...
Jenny Uglow - Career - Biographies
... depicting the Victorian women writers George Eliot (1987) and Elizabeth Gaskell (1993), continue her interest in documenting women and reflect her literary background ... Gaskell scholar Angus Easson describes Elizabeth Gaskell A Habit of Stories as "the best current biography" of the author, and The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Gaskell refers to it as "authoritative" ...

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    How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
    —Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865)