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The Old Nurse s Stories I

Author : Gaskell E.C.
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. The Old Nurse’s Stories I is a collection of three beautifully written and gripping tales, including Gaskell’s first ghost story.

The Old Nurse s Story

Author : Elizabeth Gaskell
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'Even in the stillness of that dead-cold weather, I had heard no sound of little battering hands upon the window-glass...' A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods in these two surprising tales of the uncanny from the great Victorian novelist. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865). Gaskell's works available in Penguin Classics are Cranford, Cranford and Cousin Phillis, Gothic Tales, Mary Barton, North and South, Ruth, Sylvia's Lovers, The Life of Charlotte Brontë and Wives and Daughters.

Short Stories The Old Nurse s Story and other Tales

Author : Gaskell E.C.
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell’s best known novels are Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters.

The Old Nurse s Story Fantasy and Horror Classics

Author : Mrs. Gaskell
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Elizabeth Gaskell is one of the most significant female writers of the Victorian era. Her novels aside, Gaskell had numerous short pieces published in various periodicals, including Harper's and Charles Dickens' All the Year Round. 'The Old Nurse's Story' ranks amongst her best tales. Many of the Gothic romance and horror stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Old Nurse s Story

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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The Old Nurse s Stories II

Author : Gaskell E.C.
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. The Old Nurse’s Stories II is a collection of three beautifully written and gripping tales, including Crowley Castle which is set in eighteenth-century England, featuring a love triangle of sorts.

Household Words

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Elizabeth Gaskell

Author : Nancy S. Weyant
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A great deal has been written about Elizabeth Gaskell in the past decade, and Elizabeth Gaskell: An Annotated Guide to English Language Sources, 1992-2001 builds upon Weyant's 1994 work which covered some 350 sources published between 1976 and 1991. This supplement identifies almost 600 new books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, and master and honor theses on the life and writings of Gaskell. Contents include two appendixes of new editions of Gaskell's works in print and digital, audio, and video formats; a selection of websites; citations of many brief articles in the Gaskell Newsletter that are generally ignored in standard indexes; numerous sources that would otherwise be difficult to locate; and an author and subject index.

A Nurse s Story and Others

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A collection of stories that intertwine to carry readers from despair to joy and back again illustrates current social dilemmas--ethical obligation to those living on the margins of society, contrasting values of various classes, and the significance of ordinary life.

Ruth and Other Tales

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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The Nurse s Story

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With uncompromising honesty, Carol Gino strips the TV image to reveal the gritty truths of a nurse's life.

Gothic Tales

Author : Elizabeth Gaskell
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Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as 'The Poor Clare', where an evil doppelgänger is formed by a woman's bitter curse, or mischievous like 'Curious, if True', a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell's novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.

Lizzie Leigh

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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A first edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1855 short story collection,?Lizzie Leigh and Other Tales includes some of Gaskell's most celebrated short fiction, including "Company Manners," "Morton Hall," "The Sexton's Hero," "The Old Nurse's Story" and "Christmas Storms and Sunshine." Most of the stories in this collection include the themes and motifs for which Gaskell is most known, including orphaned children, quality of life for the very poor, family dynamics and life in London.

Lizzie Leigh and other tales

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Gothic Short Stories

Author : David Blair
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This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

Author : Charles Dickens
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Cosy-up on a cold winter’s night with a collection of festive tales from literary master Charles Dickens, re-issued just in time for Christmas. Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this Christmas number of Dickens’ periodical Household Words is a shining example of the varied thematic and narrative styles of Victorian storytelling. One of Dickens’ earliest collections of stories for the holiday season, A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire offers tales of romance, theft, justice and heart-warming family reunions. Continuing the tradition of ghost stories for Christmas, some of the haunting tales are inspiring while others are chilling. The voices of this round include servants and employers alike - host and charwoman, mother and nursemaid - and some surprising ruminations on topics as diverse as disability and interracial love.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Author : Michael Newton
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'The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible... He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients' - Dorothy Scarborough This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Old Nurse's Story' through to Edith Wharton's 'Afterword', this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

The Well of Pen Morfa

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell nee Stevenson (1810-1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bronte. 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. She married William Gaskell, the minister at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester. They settled in Manchester, where the industrial surroundings would offer inspiration for her novels. Her first novel, Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, was published anonymously in 1848. The best known of her remaining novels are Cranford (1853), North and South (1855), and Wives and Daughters (1866). She became popular for her writing, especially her ghost story writing, aided by her friend Charles Dickens, who published her work in his magazine Household Words. Her other works include: The Grey Woman (1865), Lois the Witch (1861) and The Old Nurse's Story (1852).

Christmas Stories

Author : Charles Dickens
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Household Words Christmas Stories 1851 1858

Author : Charles Dickens
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