Lois the Witch

Lois the Witch

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell was also the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, which was published in 1857. Her ghost stories are in the "Gothic" vein, making them quite distinct from her "industrial" fiction. Even though her writing conforms to Victorian conventions, including the use of the name "Mrs Gaskell", she usually framed her stories as critiques of contemporary attitudes. Her early works focused on factory work in the Midlands. She usually emphasised the role of women, with complex narratives and dynamic female characters. Unitarianism urges comprehension and tolerance toward all religions and even though Mrs Gaskell tried to keep her own beliefs hidden, she felt strongly about these values which permeated her works-as in North and South, where "Margaret the Churchwoman, her father the Dissenter, Higgins the Infidel, knelt down together. It did them no harm."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • English
  • 1517564255
  • 9781517564254
  • 3,493,149

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