Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

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Gaskell's mother died before she was one month old, and she was raised partly by an aunt, but her childhood was spent in a succession of families rather than with her father.

She was a friend and biographer of Charlotte Brontė and is reckoned one of the best English novelists of the nineteenth century.


Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97
Dictionary of National Biography
Matsuoka, Mitsuharo. "The Gaskell Web." [Includes portraits]. Available at:


Uk/great Britain
19th Century
Other or Unknown Reasons for Serial Placement
Parent(s) Died, Disappeared or Became Incapacitated
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