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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    Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience....

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    • Mary Barton

    • A Tale of Manchester Life
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
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      5 out of 5 stars 364
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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

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 467

    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! Story and Narration A++

    • By Jo on 05-24-10

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    • Ruth

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    Ruth, an orphaned heroine, is seduced and then abandoned by wealthy Henry Bellingham....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fallen Woman Finds Redemption

    • By Susan on 12-06-12

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    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    A vivid and affectionate portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-19th century, Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quietly, subtly sweet and heartwarming

    • By T. on 03-26-12

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    • Mr. Harrison's Confessions

    • By: Elizabeth C Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Elizabeth Gaskell, famed authour of Cranforn, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very difficult to listen to

    • By Kristin on 07-28-15

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    • My Lady Ludlow

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Susannah York
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Poor Clare

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

    • The Short Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Elizabeth Gaskell is equally well known as Mrs Gaskell....

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    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Joe Marsh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Cousin Phillis – a miniature masterpiece – is set in the 1840s, when the coming of the railway was changing the face of England....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delicate Story

    • By Mama C on 01-08-11

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