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Conclusion

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Between Mary Barton and Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell has shifted from public to private themes, from fatherhood to motherhood, and from a self-conscious use of Romantic or Biblical allusion ... More


Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions

Peter Mack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691194004
eISBN:
9780691195353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194004.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In this book, the author offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary ... More


Female Slave Narratives: “The Grey Woman” and My Lady Ludlow

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

in The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines two of Elizabeth Gaskell's fictions: a gothic short story, “The Grey Woman” (1861), and a provincial novella, My Lady Ludlow (1859). In “The Grey Woman,” Gaskell deploys the ... More


The Return of the “Unnative”: North and South

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

in The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter resituates Gaskell's industrial novel, North and South in transatlantic terms and offers a new, racialized prism through which to view the narrative's conflict between master and man. ... More


‘Quiet and Uneventful’?: Female Literary Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 5 provides further evidence of Victorian biographers' distrust of their public through the biographies of minor women writers. The chapter argues that Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë ... More


Old and Modern Spelling

Stanley Wells

in Re-editing Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129349
eISBN:
9780191671777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129349.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

R. B. McKerrow published the Prolegomena for the edition of Shakespeare which was an old-spelling edition with several plays in each volume. The Oxford English Texts edition provides new, ... More


Tales of Transgression, Fables of Industry: Hoffmann, Hawthorne, Melville, and Gaskell

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley was not alone in fictionalizing the various preoccupations that we find at work in Frankenstein. The more familiar home of such Frankensteinian themes, though, lay in the European and ... More


Concluding Remarks

Megan Perigoe Stitt

in Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter summarizes the analysis and observations derived from the careful studies of the three primary novels and fictions of Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley. Included in the final chapter are ... More


The Shipping Intelligence: Shipwrecks and Secret Tears from Dickens to Stoker

Matthew Rubery

in The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nowhere is the borrowing from newspapers by novelists so clear as in the case of shipwrecks, the most frequently reported disaster in the Victorian press. This chapter shows that novelists used this ... More


Moral Problems and Moral Philosophy in the Victorian Period *

J. B. Schneewind

in Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563012
eISBN:
9780191721731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563012.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Intuitionism and utililtarianism were the two dominant moral philosophies in the Victorian period. Victorian fiction frequently dealt with serious moral issues and presented fairly specific moral ... More


Time and the Textile Industry Time and the Textile Industry Gaskell and Tagore

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 addresses the principle of time, giving stepped‐up attention to history. It traces the development of the preeminent industry of the industrial revolution, linked to trade at home, abroad, ... More


Conservation in Cranford: Sympathy, Secrets, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

In Cranford (1851–1853), Elizabeth Gaskell imagines more than an individual giver in a whole town of women who sustain themselves through giving and conserving resources. Cranford’s system of ... More


Women, Risk, and Intellectual Property: Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot in the 1860s

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In March 1856, a petition was presented in the British Parliament, by Lord Brougham in the Upper House and by Sir Erskine Perry in the Commons. The petition called for property rights for married ... More


What Feels Right: Ethics, Intuition, and the Experience of Narrative

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates how literary theory bears the mark of the ethical debates of the nineteenth century. Through a reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton (1848) and Charles Dickens's Hard ... More


Cranford (1851)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Cranford, always the most popular of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels, has until recently seemed unproblematically charming. The women's movement, however, has produced some startling re-readings. Whereas ... More


Ruth (1853)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Ruth, with its difficult focus on the ‘fallen woman’, has prompted most of its readers to protest in one way or another, and has never been a popular book. Knowing that she was stirring a hornets' ... More


Elizabeth Gaskell

Patsy Stoneman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study portrays Elizabeth Gaskell as an important social analyst who deliberately challenged the Victorian disjunction between public and private ethical values, maintaining a steady resistance ... More


Reading and Community as a Support for the New in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton

Peter Mack

in Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691194004
eISBN:
9780691195353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194004.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter illustrates Elizabeth Gaskell's originality and success, and shows how she used her understanding of literary tradition to articulate and develop her new female point of view on the new ... More


Emigration Aesthetics: Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens and Catherine Helen Spence

Fariha Shaikh

in Nineteenth-Century Settler Emigration in British Literature and Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474433693
eISBN:
9781474449663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433693.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Five takes up this reading and interrogates the ways in emigration literature becomes a trope in Charles Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) and David Copperfield (1850), Elizabeth Gaskell’s ... More


Wives and Daughters (1865)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel, Wives and Daughters (1865), is a critical anomaly. Only Coral Lansbury and Patricia Spacks see that the structure of families and the socialisation of girls is its ... More


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