you, still having Gaskell to discover and enjoy.
Jenny Uglow's book: Elizabeth Gaskell : A Habit of stories ' (
Fabers) is the best introduction and covers assessment of Wives
& Daughters etc. The Everyman P/B edition has a useful introduction
and reviews the book from publication onwards.
You can discover Gaskell Society info on: www.gaskellsociety.users.btopenworld.com
Our web pages have Journal articles you can download http://lang.nagoya-u.jp/~matsuokaEG-Journal.html
Themes of Elizabeth Gaskell by Enid Duthie might be of interest,
Joan Leach 25.4.02