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…

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…

Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North & South (2004)

Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North & South (2004)

I read this book, but I think I was so overwhelmed in grad-school I missed some of the details... thanks Pinterest for bringing them to my attention

I read this book, but I think I was so overwhelmed in grad-school I missed some of the details... thanks Pinterest for bringing them to my attention

Elizabeth Gaskell...love her almost as much as Jane and The Brontes....rereading Wives & Daughters this summer...

Elizabeth Gaskell...love her almost as much as Jane and The Brontes....rereading Wives & Daughters this summer...

North & South directed by Brian Percival (TV, Mini-Series, BBC, 2004) #elizabethgaskell #fanart

North & South directed by Brian Percival (TV, Mini-Series, BBC, 2004) #elizabethgaskell #fanart

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

North & South directed by Brian Percival, TV Mini-Series, 2004) #elizabethgaskell #fanart

North & South directed by Brian Percival, TV Mini-Series, 2004) #elizabethgaskell #fanart

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

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

"I believe I've seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white" -Margaret writing to Edith about the cotton mill.

"I believe I've seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white" -Margaret writing to Edith about the cotton mill.

John Thornton and Margaret Hale, from North and South (by Elizabeth Gaskell). Inspired by the 2004 BBC adaptation ;) After watching the series an embarassing number of times and falling in love with...

John Thornton and Margaret Hale, from North and South (by Elizabeth Gaskell). Inspired by the 2004 BBC adaptation ;) After watching the series an embarassing number of times and falling in love with...

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