Elizabeth Gaskell

The Complete Works of Elizabeth Gaskell [project]

Elizabeth Gaskell (source: wikipedia)

Besides Jane Austen, I consider Elizabeth Gaskell to be my favourite author. She is a somewhat more recent discovery of mine (although, 6 years isn’t that recent, right?) but I like her works just as much (at time more) as Jane Austen’s.

Like Jane Austen, I have read some of her works several times before blogging. However, I only count the works I have read and reviewed towards this project, as I am sure I will reread those works I have already read at one point or another.

I have read any title in bold since I started this blog, the link will take you to my thoughts on the particular title):


  • Mary Barton (1848)
  • Cranford (1851–3)
  • Ruth (1853)
  • North and South (1854–5)
  • Sylvia’s Lovers (1863)
  • Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story (1865)

Novellas and Collections

  • The Moorland Cottage (1850)
  • Mr. Harrison’s Confessions (1851)
  • The Old Nurse’s Story (1852)
  • Lizzie Leigh (1855)
  • My Lady Ludlow (1859)
  • Round the Sofa (1859)
  • Lois the Witch (1861)
  • A Dark Night’s Work (1863)
  • Cousin Phillis (1864)

Short Stories (I am still looking for a more complete list of these, if you can help me, please contact me)

  • Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras (1847)
  • Christmas Storms and Sunshine (1848)
  • The Squire’s Story (1853)
  • Half a Life-time Ago (1855)
  • An Accursed Race (1855)
  • The Poor Clare (1856)
  • “The Manchester Marriage” (1858), a chapter of A House to Let (co-written with Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Adelaide Anne Procter).
  • The Hounted House (1859), co-written with Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Adelaide Proctor, George Sala and Hesba Stretton.
  • The Half-brothers (1859)
  • The Grey Woman (1861)


  • The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)

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