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 short works for Charles Dickens's Household Words magazine between 1850 and 1858. Her earlier works were published in a variety of venues including Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (Sketches among the Poor), William Howitt's Visits to Remarkable Places (Clopton Hall), Howitt’s Journal of Literature and Popular Progress (Libbie Marsh, The Sexton's Hero, Christmas Storms and Sunshine), the Sunday School Penny Magazine (Hand and Heart, Bessy’s Troubles at Home), Sartain’s Union Magazine (The Last Generation in England, Martha Preston) and the Ladies Companion and Monthly Magazine (Mrs. Harrison's Confessions). Summary by Phil Benson (4 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Sketches among the Poor No. 1 8:37 Read by Phil Benson
Clopton Hall 8:04 Read by Phil Benson
Libby Marsh's Three Eras 1:07:14 Read by Phil Benson
The Sexton's Hero 25:24 Read by Phil Benson
Christmas Storms and Sunshine 28:31 Read by Phil Benson
Hand and Heart 45:21 Read by Phil Benson
The Last Generation in England 19:34 Read by Phil Benson
Martha Preston 33:43 Read by Phil Benson
The Deserted Mansion 14:23 Read by Phil Benson
Bessy's Troubles at Home 45:51 Read by Phil Benson