Gaskell, Elizabeth (Cleghorn)


Gaskell, Elizabeth (Cleghorn)
orig. Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson known as Mrs. Gaskell

born Sept. 29, 1810, Chelsea, London, Eng.
died Nov. 12, 1865, near Alton, Hampshire

British writer.

The daughter of a Unitarian minister, Gaskell also married a Unitarian minister and began writing in middle age. Cranford (1853), her most popular novel, and the unfinished Wives and Daughters (1864–66), perhaps her best, are about the lives of country villagers. Mary Barton (1848), Ruth (1853), and North and South (1855) examine social problems of the urban working class. In 1857 she wrote the first biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë (see Brontë sisters).

Elizabeth Gaskell, chalk drawing by George Richmond, 1851; in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Courtesy of The National Portrait Gallery, London

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  • Gaskell, Elizabeth (Cleghorn) — orig. Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson llamada Mrs. Gaskell (29 sep. 1810, Chelsea, Londres, Inglaterra–12 nov. 1865, cerca de Alton, Hampshire). Escritora británica. Hija de un ministro de la Iglesia Unitaria, Gaskell se casó también con un ministro …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn — ▪ English writer née  Stevenson  born Sept. 29, 1810, Chelsea, London, Eng. died Nov. 12, 1865, near Alton, Hampshire  English novelist, short story writer, and first biographer of Charlotte Brontë.       She was a daughter of a Unitarian… …   Universalium

  • Gaskell,Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson — Gas·kell (găsʹkəl), Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson. 1810 1865. British writer noted for her Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) and her novels depicting the oppression of workers in 19th century England. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson) — (1810 1865)    Novelist, dau. of William Stevenson, a Unitarian minister, and for some time Keeper of the Treasury Records. She m. William G., a Unitarian minister, at Manchester, and in 1848 pub. anonymously her first book, Mary Barton, in which …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell — Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (* 29. September 1810 in Londoner Stadtteil Kensington and Chelsea; † 12. November 1865 in Holybourne, Hampshire), war eine britische Schriftstellerin. Noch heute wird sie im englischen Sprachraum oft… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell — noun English writer who is remembered for her biography of Charlotte Bronte (1810 1865) • Syn: ↑Gaskell, ↑Elizabeth Gaskell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elizabeth Gaskell — Elizabeth Gaskell: 1832 miniature by William John Thomson Born Elizabeth Stevenson 29 September 1810(1810 09 29) Chelsea, London, England …   Wikipedia

  • Elizabeth Gaskell — Elizabeth Gaskell, Porträt von George Richmond (1851) Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (* 29. September 1810 in Londoner Stadtteil Kensington and Chelsea; † 12. November 1865 in Holybourne, Hampshire), war eine britische Schriftstellerin. Noch heute… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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