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The Reader’s Notebook

The Reader’s Notebook: Elizabeth Gaskell

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September 29, 2021 -- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, 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.