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Elizabeth (Cleghorn) Gaskell - Life, Works, Publications, See Also

Writer, born in London, UK. In 1832 she married William Gaskell (1805–84), a Unitarian minister in Manchester. She did not begin to write until middle age, when she published Mary Barton (1848). Her other works include Cranford (1853), Ruth (1853), North and South (1854–5), Wives and Daughters (1865, unfinished, televised in 2000), and a biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë.

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