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Elizabeth Gaskell : A Literary Life - S. Foster

Elizabeth Gaskell

A Literary Life

By: S. Foster

Paperback Published: 7th October 2002
ISBN: 9780333695821
Number Of Pages: 202

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This literary biographical study examines the life and works of the mid-Victorian woman novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, whose popularity is now well established. It places her writing in the context of her attitudes towards creative production, her relationship with publishers, and her literary friendships, as well as examining those events of her life which fed into her work. It pays particular attention to the ways in which she sought to reconcile the conflicting demands made upon her, as woman and as artist.

'This short and accessible contribution to the 'Literary Lives' series...[is] recommended.' - T. Hoagwood, Choice

'This excellent new addition to Gaskell studies places Elizabeth Gaskell firmly in the context of the professional literary world of the mid nineteenth-century. Designed for students, it is admirably concise and perceptive, especially in using biographical information and correspondence to show how Gaskell's relationship with the modes and milieux of literary production, and with other contemporary writers, affected both the content and presentation of her fiction. Foster is also adept at weaving together many strands, and this acute critical study is also a succinct and moving biography.' - Jenny Uglow, Gaskell Society Journal

Introduction
Background and Early Life
The 1830s and 1840s: Marriage, Manchester and Literary Beginnings
The 1850s: Growing Professionalism
The 1850s: The Established Author
The 1860s: Achievements and Endings
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333695821
ISBN-10: 0333695828
Series: Literary Lives S
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 7th October 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1