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Charlotte Bronte

Paperback, 05/03/2008, £3.99
A biography of Charlotte Bronte that describes her life of claustrophobic confinement in a Yorkshire parsonage belied by the heights of imagination to which she was able to soar in her writing. It also describes the 'extraordinary genius' that seemed to have touched her family and the intense suffering that also visited them.


Paperback, 12/05/2011, £9.99
Gaskell's depiction of a fallen woman as her heroine shocked contemporary readers. Ruth is seduced and heartlessly abandoned but finds shelter and love with her illegitimate child until a twist of fate brings her past back to haunt her. This new edition explores the novel's radicalism and cultural influence.

Sylvia's Lovers

Paperback, 12/09/2013, £10.99
Set in a fictional Whitby at the turn of the eighteenth century, Sylvia's Lovers (1863) is a compelling story of an ordinary girl's tragic passion for a man who disappears. This wide-ranging new edition includes freshly researched notes and considers the novel's debates with the legacy of the Brontes.

Old Nurse's Story

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods...

North and South

Paperback, 04/09/2008, £5.99

Wives and Daughters

Paperback, 11/12/2008, £9.99
According to many critics, Wives and Daughters is Elizabeth Gaskell's masterpiece. Set in a provincial English town, the novel is a subtle representation of historical change explored in human terms.

Mary Barton

Paperback, 11/12/2008, £7.99
Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect.


Paperback, 09/06/2011, £6.99
Cranford is a vivid and affectionate portrait of a provincial town in early Victorian England, dominated by its independent and refined women, a blend of social comedy and astute observation. This edition includes two related short works by Gaskell and contemporary comment on the novel, household management, fashion, and financial scandals.

North and South

Paperback, 06/03/2008, £5.99
Milton is a northern town centred around the cotton mills that employ most of its inhabitants. Arriving from a rural idyll, Margaret Hale is initially shocked by the social unrest and poverty she finds in her new hometown. However, as her stormy relationship with the mill-owner John Thornton develops, she starts to see Milton in a different light.

Life of Charlotte Bronte

Paperback, 29/01/1998, £10.99
A biography of Charlotte that recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her isolated childhood, through her years as a writer who had 'foreseen the single life' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and death less than a year later.

Life of Charlotte Bronte

Paperback, 25/06/2009, £10.99
Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. This edition is based on the Third Edition of 1857, revised by Gaskell and collated with the manuscript and the previous two editions, as well as with Charlotte Bronte's letters, offering fuller information about the process of composition than any previous edition.

North and South

Paperback, 26/04/2012, £5.99
Features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. This title shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton.