Item description for The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell...
The Moorland Cottage (1850) by Elizabeth Gaskell follows the life story of a very different sister and brother, Maggie and Edward Browne, children of the late curate of Combehurst, who live with their grieving widow mother in the moorland cottage of the novel title.
For years Maggie, gentle, dutiful, and loving, does what she can on behalf of her brother, the overbearing and selfish Edward, and yet their mother continues to prefer her son to the very end.
A complicated and touching story of familial bonds and the search for happiness by the talented contemporary of Charlotte Bront.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934648280 ISBN13 9781934648285
Availability 97 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 10:09.
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More About Elizabeth Cleghorn 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.
Two years later she began writing for Dickens s magazine, Household Words, to which she contributed fiction for the next thirteen years, notably a further industrial novel, North and South (1855). In 1850 she met and secured the friendship of Charlotte Bronte. After Charlotte s death in March 1855, Patrick Bronte chose his daughter s friend and fellow-novelist to write The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857), a probing and sympathetic account, that has attained classic stature. Elizabeth Gaskell s position as a clergyman s wife and as a successful writer introduced her to a wide circle of friends, both from the professional world of Manchester and from the larger literary world. Her output was substantial and completely professional. Dickens discovered her resilient strength of character when trying to impose his views on her as editor of Household Words. She proved that she was not to be bullied, even by such a strong-willed man.
Her later works, Sylvia s Lovers (1863), Cousin Phillis (1864) and Wives and Daughters (1866) reveal that she was continuing to develop her writing in new literary directions. Elizabeth Gaskell died suddenly in November 1865."
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in 1810 and died in 1865.
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