Elizabeth Gaskell
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Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Manchester's Cross Street. As well as leading a busy domestic life as minister's wife and mother of four daughters, she worked among the poor, traveled frequently and wrote. Mary Barton (1848) was her first success.

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    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
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    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
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    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child....

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    • By Jo on 05-24-10

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    • Mary Barton

    • A Tale of Manchester Life
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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    When her father assassinates Henry Carson, his employer's son and Mary's admirer, suspicion falls on Mary's second admirer, Jem, a fellow worker....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration as Brilliant Performance Art

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-10

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    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
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    Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants....

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    • Brilliantly read

    • By Hazel on 01-23-09

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    • Ruth

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
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    Ruth, an orphaned heroine, is seduced and then abandoned by wealthy Henry Bellingham....

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    • Fallen Woman Finds Redemption

    • By Susan on 12-06-12

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    • The Grey Woman

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Jane Greensmith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    A "Bluebeard" story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives...

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    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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    Cousin Phillis is considered one of the finest examples of "the short story". Focusing on the unexpected friendship...

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    • Reader's Voice and Accent a Distraction.

    • By MTMom on 06-20-17

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    • My Lady Ludlow

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Susannah York
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    Lady Ludlow's appalling snobbery, prejudice and bred-in-the-bone conviction as to the superiority of the English aristocracy and their feudal way of life are deliciously tested....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So beautiful

    • By Fontaine Ralston on 01-19-19

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    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community....

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    • The Poor Clare

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The intentional killing of a woman’s dog unleashes a torrent of rage. In her desire for revenge, the woman curses the dog’s killer: All that the murderer loves most, he will lose....

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