Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford

Author: Thomas Recchio

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754665731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Tracing the publishing history of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford from its initial 1851-53 serialization in Dickens's Household Words through its numerous editions and adaptations, Recchio focuses especially the text's deployment in support of ideas related to nation and national identity on both sides of the Atlantic. Making extensive use of primary materials, Recchio offers a convincing micro-history of the way English literature was positioned in England and the United States to support an Anglocentric cultural project.

ELIZABETH GASKELL Ultimate Collection: 10 Novels & 40+ Short Stories (Including Poetry, Essays & Biographies)

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802685697X

Category: Fiction

Page: 4957

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This collection contains the complete works of the great Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and a biography of Charlotte Bronte. Introduction: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Novels: Mary Barton The Moorland Cottage Cranford Ruth North and South Sylvia's Lovers Wives and Daughters A Dark Night's Work Short Stories & Novellas: Round the Sofa My Lady Ludlow An Accursed Race The Doom of the Griffiths Half a Life-Time Ago The Poor Clare The Half-Brothers Cousin Phillis Company Manners Mr. Harrison's Confessions The Sexton's Hero The Grey Woman Curious if True Six Weeks at Heppenheim Libbie Marsh's Three Eras Christmas Storms and Sunshine Hand and Heart Bessy's Troubles at Home Disappearances Lizzie Leigh The Well of Pen-Mortha The Heart of John Middleton Traits and Stories of the Huguenots Morton Hall My French Master The Squire's Story Right at Last The Manchester Marriage Lois the Witch The Crooked Branch The Old Nurse's Story Clopton House Crowley Castle Two Fragments of Ghost Stories The Shah's English Gardener Martha Preston The Deserted Mansion Uncle Peter A Visit to Eton The Cage at Cranford Some Passages from the History of the Chomley Family The Ghost in the Garden Room Poetry: Sketches Among the Poor Bran The Scholar's Story Other Works: The Life of Charlotte Brontë The Last Generation in England Cumberland Sheep-Shearers Traits and Stories of The Hugenots Modern Greek Songs French Life An Italian Institution Shams A Fear for the Future Biography: Mrs. Gaskell and Knutsford by George A. Payne Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.

Elizabeth Gaskell's Use of Color in Her Industrial Novels and Short Stories

Author: Katherine Ann Wildt

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761813453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Elizabeth Gaskell's Use of Color in Her Industrial Novels and Short Stories presents Gaskell's incorporation of Ruskin's moral theory of color to set the tone in her tales as she illustrates the dreary, monotonous existence of nineteenth century industrial workers. Wildt demonstrates the use of various shades, tints, and hues of color to set moral tone, express character feelings, and to foreshadow events as Gaskell establishes and sustains mood in her short stories, and to a greater extent, in her industrial novels. She points out the use of color for foreshadowing events, expressing character's feelings in defining character in Mary Barton, North and South, and Ruth. Focusing on Gaskell's repeated use of the storm cloud motif, Wildt notes its presence on physical and emotional levels to illustrate the bleakness of the trapped condition of working women in the mid-nineteenth century, and that it anticipates Ruskin's future use of "The Storm Cloud."

Adapting Gaskell

Author: Loredana Salis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443853356

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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“This book offers a range of perspectives on Elizabeth Gaskell and adaptation. The contributors – Alan Shelston, Raffaella Antinucci, Thomas Recchio, Brenda McKay, Katherine Byrne, Patricia Marchesi, Marcia Marchesi and Loredana Salis – discuss the afterlives of Gaskell’s fiction, from the author as adaptor of her own work to the role of the BBC in re-inventing Gaskell’s narratives. Loredana Salis is to be congratulated for bringing together a collection that tackles the remediation of Gaskell’s fiction from Gaskell’s own time to the 21st century, enabling her to join those authors, most prominently, Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens, who have received full-length book studies on adaptations of their work. The collection, as a whole, seems to confirm the notion that since the inception of film, the number of adaptations of an author’s work equates to the writer’s canonical status. No doubt, this book will prompt many more investigations into the adaptability of Elizabeth Gaskell’s fiction.” – Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester

Biographical Misrepresentations of British Women Writers

Author: Brenda Ayres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319567500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 418


This book is an investigation of the biases, contradictions, errors, ambiguities, gaps, and historical contexts in biographies of controversial British women who published during the long nineteenth century, many of them left unchecked and perpetuated from publication to publication. Fourteen scholars analyze the agenda, problems, and strengths of biographical material, highlighting the flaws, deficiencies, and influences that have distorted the portraits of women such as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, Sydney Owenson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Lady Florence Dixie, George Eliot, and Edith Simcox. Through exposing distortions, this fascinating study demonstrates that biographies are often more about the biographer than they are about the biographee and that they are products of the time in which they are written.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: Tessa Brodetsky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780907582892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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