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Mrs Gaskell

 
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Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) an English writer of novels. Most of these are set in the north-west of England, including Cranford (1853), which is set in Knutsford, the town near Manchester where she lived, and Mary Barton (1848), which is about the social conditions of working-class people in Manchester. She also wrote a biography (= book about the life) of her friend Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857.