Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell
1810 - 1865
Elizabeth Gaskell  English Novelist
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First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Gaskell
Full Name at Birth Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Age 55 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th September, 1810
Birthplace Chelsea
Died 12th November, 1865
Place of Death Holybourne, Hampshire, England
Buried Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Knutsford, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
Occupation Text Novelist
Occupation Novelist
Mother Elizabeth Holland
Friend Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, John Ruskin

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor. Her work is of interest to social historians as well as readers of literature. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848. Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857, was the first biography of Charlotte Brontë. In this biography, she wrote only of the moral, sophisticated things in Brontë’s life; the rest she left out, deciding that certain, more salacious aspects were better kept hidden. Among Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford (1851–53), North and South (1854–55), and Wives and Daughters (1865), each having been adapted for television by the BBC.

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