Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The Grey Woman


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A "Bluebeard" story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill he…

Wives and Daughters (version 2)


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Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

North and South (version 3)


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North and South is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the North of England. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural so…

Cousin Phillis


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Cousin Phillis (1864) is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mo…

North and South


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Set in Victorian England, North and South is the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her family relo…

Cranford


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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 mag…

A House to Let


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A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the cont…

Ruth


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The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fall…

The Moorland Cottage


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"Maggie Brown is torn between her mother who constantly tells her to live for her selfish brother (to whom she gives all her love) to h…

Wives and Daughters


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If you like Jane Austen, you will probably like this book!Mrs. Gaskell, as she was often referred to, is considered one of the greatest Brit…

Cranford (version 2)


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Cranford is set in a small market town populated largely by a number of respectable ladies. It tells of their secrets and foibles, their gos…

Ghost Story Collection 006


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Mary Barton


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Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester du…

Sylvia's Lovers


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The novel begins in the 1790s in the coastal town of Monkshaven. Sylvia Robson lives with her parents on a farm, and is loved by her rather …

Mr. Harrison's Confessions


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It is asserted that the inspiration for Elizabeth Gaskell's marvellous stories of Cranford was her childhood home of Knutsford, a small tow…

North and South (version 2)


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North and South is a social novel that tries to show the industrial North and its conflicts in the mid-19th century as seen by an outsider, …

My Lady Ludlow


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This novella by the acclaimed Elizabeth Gaskell follows the reminiscences and life of aristocratic Lady Ludlow, told through the eyes of one…

Round the Sofa


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Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story tell…

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)


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"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

The Life Of Charlotte Brontë Volume 1


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Charlotte Brontë was a British author, the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters who have become standards of English literatu…

The Life Of Charlotte Brontë Volume 2


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Charlotte Bronte was a British author, the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters who have become standards of English literature. She is…

A Dark Night's Work


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Love, murder and class commentary in Mrs Gaskell's usual brilliant style! This novel was originally serialised and published by Charles Dick…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2007


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LibriVox’s 2007 Christmas Short Works Colletion containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, and scripture passages recorded by a …

Short Stories (Household Words 1850-58)


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Elizabeth Gaskell was a regular contributor to Charles Dickens's weekly magazine, Household Words, from 1850 through to 1858. In addition to…

Short Story Collection Vol. 016


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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 016: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Stories of Successful Marriages


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A collection of short stories by celebrated authors on the subject of successful marriages. Pieces originally appeared in other publications…

Nord et Sud


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Marguerite Hale, fille de pasteur, se voit contrainte de quitter le petit bourg d’Helstone, dans lequel elle menait une vie paisible, pour r…

Marie Barton


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Manchester, 1839, une crise industrielle touche de plein fouet l’industrie du textile. Les Barton, ouvriers, et les Carson, patrons, compose…

Lady Ludlow


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Dans ce roman, extrait du recueil Autour du sofa, Marguerite Dawson raconte avec chaleur et tendresse sa jeunesse passée au châ…

Les Amoureux de Sylvia


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À la fin du XVIIIème siècle, l’Angleterre est en guerre contre la France. L’armée a besoin de marins pour rejoin…

Cousine Phillis (Version 2)


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Extrait : « Je la vois encore, la cousine Phillis, en pleine lumière et sous les obliques rayons du soleil couchant, vêtu…

Short stories (Early works 1837-1852)


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A collection of Elizabeth Gaskell's early short stories. Following the publication of Mary Barton in 1848, Gaskell published many of her sho…

L’Œuvre d’une nuit de mai


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Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) est une des romancières britanniques les plus considérées de l’ère victorienne. On…

Lisette Leigh


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« Quand la mort entre dans une maison le jour de Noël, le contraste de ce qui est avec ce qui a été donne au chagri…

Les Deux Frères


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Une jeune femme aura deux enfants. L’un sera aimé de son père, l’autre aura à supporter les griefs de son beau-pè…

Ruth (Deuxième Partie)


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À Fordham, par une nuit d’hiver, Ruth, la jeune apprentie de Mrs Mason, n’a pas le temps de s’ennuyer : demain, c’est le grand bal de…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2010


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This multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection for 2010 contains public domain short stories, essays, poems and scripture passages recor…

Cousine Phillis


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Elizabeth Gaskell est l’auteur de Cousin Phyllis (Cousine Phyllis), paru en 1864, appartenant au genre qu’on appelle en anglais « nove…

Une race maudite


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Cette nouvelle est la dernière du recueil Autour du sofa.« En Angleterre, nous avons eu nos préjugés. Nous avons …

Le Héros du fossoyeur


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Deux hommes discutent paisiblement dans un cimetière. Ils se demandent comment il serait possible de définir un héros. …

La Destinée des Griffith


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La Destinée des Griffith est une nouvelle du recueil Autour du sofa.Owen Glendover est un célèbre poète gallois,…

El cuento de la vieja niñera


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Me acuerdo que una vez mi niña quiso que Dorotea fuera con nosotras a decirnos quiénes eran todos, pues todos eran retratos …

Christmas Short Works Collection 2016


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features readings in English , French, Italian and Maori. Summary b…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 070


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Twenty short nonfiction works selected by the readers. “Shall we ever be able to visit the moon?” queries journalist Charles Nevers Holmes i…