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Elizabeth Gaskell
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Born in Chelsea, London
Born on 29th of August 1810
Died on 12th of November 1865

Born 1810 Chelsea, London died 1865 English novelist

Although a successful Victorian novelist and short story writer, she is probably best known for her biography of Charlotte Bronte. Her first novel Mary Barton was published in 1848, and following works include Cranford (1853) North and South (1854) and Wives and Daughters (1865). Her friend Charles Dickens published her popular ghost stories in Household Words.

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