(E .C. Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell)
(1810 - 1865 )
Mrs. Gaskell (September 29, 1810 – November 12, 1865) was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.
Her real name was Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson. But she is usually referred to as Mrs. Gaskell or as E .C. Gaskell.
Prior to publishing The Life of Charlotte Bronte in 1857, her books were attributed to either Unsigned or By the author of.
Most of her later books are by “Mrs. Gaskell” and that is how the modern reprints are usually listed.