Elizabeth Gaskell

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Birthday
29, 1810
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 12, 1865 (55)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1810
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 12, 1865 (55)

About

Victorian novelist known for such socially-themed works as Mary Barton, Cranford, and Sylvia's Lovers. She also published an 1857 biography of author Charlotte Bronte.

Before Fame

Born in the Chelsea neighborhood of London to a Unitarian minister father, she attended school in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Trivia

She wrote The Life of Charlotte Bronte, a biography about author Charlotte Bronte.

Family Life

In 1832, she married William Gaskell, with whom she subsequently had five children.

Associated With

Her popular ghost stories were published in Household Words, a literary magazine published by author Charles Dickens.