The Half-Brothers- Elizabeth Gaskell

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Summary

A tragic short story from much-loved Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, ‘The Half-Brothers’ is a tale of love and rejection. Unloved and spurned by his stepfather, Gregory is treated very differently from his half-brother. When the favoured brother is caught in a dangerous and violent snowstorm as night is falling, Gregory must prove that his brotherly love is great enough to overcome the harsh treatment he has received – but will he be too late?

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) is an enduringly popular and highly regarded English novelist. Born in Chelsea, London, Elizabeth was sent to live with her aunt in Knutsford, Cheshire after her mother died, a place which would provide inspiration for some of her most popular works, including ‘Cranford’. A sociable and lively young woman, Elizabeth married Minister William Gaskell in 1832 and settled in Manchester. An industrial hub and the scene of much political and social change, her time in Manchester influenced much of her writing. Her first novel, ‘Mary Barton’ focussed on the appalling and impoverished living conditions of those living in Northern industrial cities and was a huge success, sparking the interest of notable figures such as Charles Dickens, who invited Elizabeth to contribute to the periodicals he edited. An active humanitarian, her works dealt sympathetically with the plight of the poorest in society, and she did not shy away from controversial topics such as prostitution and illegitimacy. A close friend of Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth also wrote a highly acclaimed biography of the author in 1857. Some of her best known and most loved novels include ‘Cranford’, ‘North and South’ and the posthumously published ‘Wives and Daughters’, all of which have been adapted for TV by the BBC, most recently ‘Cranford’ starring Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, and Greg Wise. Elizabeth Gaskell is regarded as one of the most important novelists of the Victorian era.
Format:
E-book
Pages E-book:
21
Languages:
English
Published:
07/10/2021
Publisher E-Book:
Saga Egmont
ISBN E-book:
9788726951493

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