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Title: Elizabeth Gaskell/Recommendation follow-up
Post by: stacer on November 01, 2004, 11:02:26 PM
To those with whom I was talking Saturday night about Elizabeth Gaskell (Wives and Daughters): I have no idea where I heard her name before, but it wasn't from the book I thought it was. But I would recommend the book if you want to see early fantasy and fairy tales by Victorian women writers. It's called Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher (try spelling that one without looking). Authors include Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Maria Louisa Molesworth, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Christina Rossetti, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, and Jean Ingelow. Some good stories, at once subversive and submissive to the role of a Victorian woman.

Also, Kije, I forgot to make sure your wife had my email address so I could recommend specific things for her. Can you pass along the email below, or let me know what she needs?