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By G. Handley

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This chronology will set Elizabeth Gaskell in her historic, social and literary contexts. it's going to specialise in her profession as a author yet also will underline her interactive roles as spouse, mom, useful and tolerant Christian, radical sympathizer. Graham Handley discusses her adolescence, her marriage, the beginnings of her writing, the years of feat, her social, humanitarian issues, love of go back and forth and its impact, with the stability of domesticity and creativity that's the major to her personality.

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Diary-type letter from John Stevenson to ES conveying experiences of India: long, extravagant, wanting news, for instance, of how she is progressing with her music. 1821 Manchester Guardian begins publication. ) John Stevenson writes to ES from Calcutta where he is waiting to sail, rather upset at not hearing from her, wanting news from home. Scott’s Kenilworth published. ) John Keats dies in Rome at the age of 25. April Greek struggle for Independence against Turkey begins. ) Death of Napoleon Buonaparte at St Helena.

Later in the year) WG involved via the Domestic Mission of Cross Street Chapel in practical aid for the poor – EG active soon in the Lower Mosley Street Schools, administered by the Chapel. ) Herford visits WG and EG some days previously and notes their happiness. Their home, on the edge of the city, was away from the poverty and social deprivation which characterized so much of Manchester. December Dickens’s ‘A Dinner at Poplar Walk’ is published, the first of what became Sketches by Boz. 1834 27 1833 The Factory Act stipulates that children under nine could not be employed in the cotton mills.

1834 27 1833 The Factory Act stipulates that children under nine could not be employed in the cotton mills. Hours for children under 13 were limited to 48 per week. Inspectors had the power to see that these regulations were enforced. Katherine Thomson (née Byerley) publishes a silver fork (society) novel, Constance, which may have had some influence on EG’s fiction. EG certainly had the capacity to produce ironic pictures of Welsh or Warwickshire society, but the Manchester experience ensured that ‘her own pen was destined to dwell on urban guilt and misery’ (Chapple 432).

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