Creator: Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), was a close personal friend (and later biographer) of Charlotte Brontė, and was herself a prominent writer. In 1832, she married William Gaskell (1805-1884), junior minister of a Unitarian chapel in the industrial city of Manchester. They had seven children between 1833 and 1846, but only four survived (all daughters). The death of her only son in infancy inspired her to become a writer to deal with her grief.


  • Mr Harrison's Confessions (1851)
  • My Lady Ludlow (1859)

  • The Life of Charlotte Brontė (1857)
  • The Last Generation in England