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Elizabeth Gaskell

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Elizabeth Gaskell


Born
in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, England
September 29, 1810

Died
November 12, 1865

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an 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 as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.

AKA:
Елізабет Гаскелл (Ukrainian)
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“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

“How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

“I know you despise me; allow me to say, it is because you do not understand me.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

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