I was introduced to Elizabeth Gaskell by the beautiful BBC production of North & South. I read a comparison of it to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on the Republic of Pemberley. Intrigued, I went to my local library, which happily has a wonderful collection of British Drama, and found it on the shelves. It brings cultural prejudice into perspective –as well as social. Watching the Hales adapt to a totally different atmosphere and the beautiful romance that develops between John Thornton and Margaret Hale; I was captivated.
She remained on my reading list and I watched the lovely adaptations of Wives and Daughters and Cranford. Thinking it was high time I read one of her works Cranford was my first on my list for 2010. Now she has become one of my favorite authors. English Literature is one of my passions and this blog is my journey as I learn more about Elizabeth Gaskell’s work, life, and the society of the Victorian era. It’s my wish to make it informative: sharing what I’ve learnt with other Gaskell enthusiasts and hopefully to introduce people to her lovely writing.