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- DescriptionDepicts a young woman discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people, and what brings them together. In this book, the 'north and south' of the title are the Satanic mills of the industrial north and the leisured life of London society and rural Hampshire.
- Author BiographyMrs Gaskell was born Elizabeth Stevenson in London in 1810. Her mother Eliza, the niece of the potter Josiah Wedgwood, died when she was a child. Much of her childhood was spent in Cheshire, where she lived with an aunt at Knutsford, a town she would later immortalise as Cranford. In 1832, she married a Unitarian minister, William Gaskell (who had a literary career of his own), and they settled in Manchester. The industrial surroundings offered her inspiration for her novels. Gaskell's first novel, Mary Barton, was published anonymously in 1848. The best-known of her other novels are Cranford (1853) and North and South (1855). Elizabeth met Charlotte Bronte in 1850, and they struck up a great friendship. After Charlotte's death in 1855, her father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte, asked Gaskell to write her biography to counteract gossip and speculation. The Life of Charlotte Bronte was published in 1857. Gaskell was also a skilled proponent of the ghost story. Her last novel, Wives and Daughters, said by many to be her most mature work remained unfinished at the time of her death in 1865.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication01/04/2013
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMacmillan Collector's Library
- Weight333 g
- Width102 mm
- Height158 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
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