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Elizabeth Gaskell

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Book cover: Sylvia's LoversSylvia's Lovers
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A moving novel of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men, Sylvia's Lovers is set in the 1790s in an English seaside town. England is at war with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc by seizing young men for service.
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Book cover: CranfordCranford
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Mary Smith and her friends live in Cranford, a town predominantly inhabited by women. The return of a long-lost brother named Peter is the most dramatic event to occur over the course of the sixteen tales that comprise the novel.
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Book cover: RuthRuth
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The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. Ruth goes on to gain a respectable position in society as a governess, and the novel looks at whether the sinful can be reintegrated into society.
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Book cover: North and SouthNorth and South
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North and South is Gaskell's 1854 novel that contrasts the different ways of life in the two respective regions of England. With important underlying social themes, it stands out as one of the greatest novels in the history of English literature.
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Book cover: The Moorland CottageThe Moorland Cottage
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The Moorland Cottage was written in 1850 by famous Victorian author and biographer, Elizabeth Gaskell. This novella depicts the struggle of a strong-minded Victorian woman, torn between her dreams and her duty towards her family.
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Book cover: The Life of Charlotte BronteThe Life of Charlotte Bronte
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Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her childhood, through her years as a writer who had 'foreseen the single life' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and death less than a year later.
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