fadedpage.com

FP now includes 5000 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


Curious, If True. Strange Tales.

Book Details

Title:Curious, If True. Strange Tales.
Author:
Gaskell, (Mrs.) Elizabeth   
(1 of 3 for author by title)
The Grey Woman and Other Tales
Published:   1861
Publisher:Mrs. Gaskell
Tags:fiction, short stories
Description:[No description available. Suggest one here.]
Downloads:116
Pages:118 Info

Author Bio for Gaskell, (Mrs.) Elizabeth

Author Image

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson, (1810-1865) was an English novelist. She was born in London, the only surviving daughter of a Unitarian minister. Her father became keeper of the Records of the Treasury. She was raised in the Unitarian tradition which led to a marriage with William Gaskell, who was also a Unitarian minister. The union was a happy one and each took a keen interest in each other's professional life. They raised four daughters, and a son who died of scarlet fever. Her only brother John an officer in the merchant navy disappeared at sea. Both events figured prominently as characters or themes in her novels.

Her first novel, "Mary Barton", was published in 1848. It was a story about difficult industrial relations, featuring a strike and an assassination. the work was praised by the likes of Charles Dickens and criticized by industrialists. Dickens encouraged her to contribute to his weekly magazine, "Household Words", which gave her a wider audience for her work. From 1850 to 1855, she was close friends with Charlotte Bronte. After Bronte's death in 1855, her family commissioned her to write Bronte's biography, "The Life of Charlotte Bronte". It was won of the most celebrated biographies of the time and was widely praised but also fomented threatened lawsuits by some people mentioned in the book. She published "Cousin Phillis" in 1864 which was touted as her best work. (Oxford Guide to British Women Writers)

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20080510.txt
HTML20080510.html
Epub20080510.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20080510.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20080510-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20080510-h.zip

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.