Round the sofa by Elizabeth Gaskell

The story: Round the sofa is a collection of novels/novellas about the topic of life lessons, bound together by a frame story of a group of friends sitting in the sofa. My thoughts: According to some sources, Charles Dickens called Elizabeth Gaskell his “dear Scheherazade”. I understand a lot of that sentiment, by the fact... Continue Reading →

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

It started with historian Robert Southey who expressed his desire to conical the “History of English domestic life”. Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired by this, and since Southey never did write the book, decided to write the article “The last generation of England” to tell stories that she has experienced or that she had been described... Continue Reading →

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