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Elizabeth Gaskell

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This pioneering study, described as 'a model of feminist criticism' (The Year's Work in English Studies) on first publication, revealed Gaskell as an important social analyst who deliberately challenged the Victorian disjunction between public and private ethical values, who maintained a steady resistance to aggressive authority, advocating female friendship, rational mot
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Paperback, Second Edition, 208 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Manchester University Press (first published April 1987)
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E. Journey
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Elizabeth Gaskell―Feminist.

A must-read for those who want to get beyond Elizabeth Gaskell's overt plots. Stoneman may be the first to have asserted that gender concerns interacted with and shaped the class struggle during the industrial revolution in North and South. In her analysis of Gaskell's major novels, she traces the development/maturation of Ms. Gaskell's thinking on what affected women of her time, from the first, Mary Barton to the final one, Wives and Daughters.
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