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Elizabeth Gaskell, : A Portrait in Letters

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Original name book: Elizabeth Gaskell, : A Portrait in Letters

Pages: 200

Language: English

Publisher: Manchester University Press; 2nd edition (May 29, 2007)


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Category - Literature & Fiction

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Elizabeth Gaskell is best known as a novelist and biographer, but she was also a lively and sensitive letter writer, with a vivacious interest in all that was going on around her.

This selection from her letters, with a linking commentary provides a biography of Elizabeth Gaskell largely in her own words. It is in chronological order, with special chapters devoted to her family life, her travels, her charities and her life as an author who was also a wife and mother, in a period when Victorian society and culture were undergoing major changes--especially apparent in Manchester where she lived.

Elizabeth Gaskell emerges as a woman of intelligence, integrity and grace, with an enchanting sense of humour, an insatiable curiosity about life, a deep regard for truth and a boundless sympathy for others.

J. A. V. Chapple is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of HullAssisted John Geoffrey Sharps

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Customer Reviews
  • By A.E. on July 27, 2009

    This book is a good and accessible resource on the life of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. The editor, J.A.V. Chapple is also one of the editors of the full collection of Gaskell's correspondence: The Letters of Mrs. Gaskell. However, that collection is not surprisingly very long and prohibitively expensive for the general reader.This book, A Portrait in Letters, is available at a reasonable price and is short enough to read all the way through. The book is arranged by subjects relevant to Gaskell's life, and it includes excerpts from Gaskell's letters along with editorial comments from Chapple that add context.While serious Gaskell scholars will want to consult the complete Letters of Mrs. Gaskell, this volume is perfect for the general reader, and it serves as a helpful compilation of the most famous and frequently-cited of Gaskell's letters.

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