Biography: English author Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) wrote novels and short stories during the Victorian era. Her stories weave fantasy and romance into social and religious themes. Gaskell was famous for her biography of Charlotte Bronte. Under the influence of her friend Charles Dickens, she came to write very popular ghost stories as well.

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  1. Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story
    Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story
    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Rating: 3.0/5 (119 votes cast)

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    When young Molly's father remarries, Cynthia, a new worldly stepsister, enters her life. Together Molly and Cynthia grow into women with independent values, while the strict Victorian society around them gossips, watches and comments on everything they do.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. Cranford
    Cranford
    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Rating: 2.5/5 (176 votes cast)

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    How would a Victorian English town fare if it were inhabited almost solely by unmarried or widowed women? What would happen to the few men who dared to venture into the very female world of Cranford? Miss Matty Jenkyns and her friends will take care of him, one way or another, in this wry tale.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  3. North and South
    North and South
    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Rating: 3.5/5 (743 votes cast)

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    Margaret is torn from her comfortable home in Hampshire and has to move to industrial northern England. She becomes passionate about the suffering of the local mill workers and clashes with mill owner John Thornton. Their disagreements over her sympathy for the workers turn to passion. Thornton falls in love with Margaret, who rejects his marriage proposal. Only when he withdraws his affections does Margaret reconsider.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  4. Sylvia's Lovers
    Sylvia's Lovers

    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Sylvia's Lovers
    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Rating: 2.5/5 (192 votes cast)

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    Sylvia Robson lives in a small English seaside town and expects little more from life than the expected marriage to her cousin Philip. But when whaling harpooner Charley Kinraid captures her heart, then disappears mysteriously, Sylvia's world suddenly becomes a lot larger.

    Category: Romance

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