Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell by Dr. Patsy Stoneman

Title: Elizabeth Gaskell
Author: Dr. Patsy Stoneman
ISBN10: 0710805772
ISBN13: 978-0710805775
Publisher: Branch Line (May 21, 1987)
Language: English
Subcategory: Women's Studies
Size PDF: 1261 kb
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Rating: 4.8/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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Elizabeth Gaskell by Dr. Patsy Stoneman


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As the author of "domestic" and "political" novels, Elizabeth Gaskell has a divided image. Patsy Stoneman's pioneering feminist study looks closely at the reason for this split, seeing it as the result of treating class and gender as separate issues, and offers a radical rereading by considering them in conjunction. Though her work displays little "rage and rebellion," Gaskell is shown to maintain an informed and steady resistance to aggressive authority, advocating the importance of female friendship, rational motherhood, and the power of speech as forces for social change.