Ever since the reading of North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell has never failed to disappoint me. Personally, I don’t know if any of her other works could top North and South but each one certainly reaches my “Top Books of the Year” annual reading list. Ruth is by far no exception. Read more
I have nothing profound to say about this quote, but from time to time it still hits me as an interesting or happy little thought.
This specific quote comes from Gaskell’s Mary Barton. (read my review here.)
I look back at doing the Three Day Quote Challenge as others would look back on their weekend vacation. “How can it be done already!?” I groan to myself. “I was having so much fun!” Yet, who said I had to stop? (I mean, seriously now?) So, for no reason other than just because, here is a bonus quote. Read more
Like her contemporary, Elizabeth Gaskell’s concern for social rights during the Industrial Revolution is apparent in her writings. Her first novel, Mary Barton is no exception. Read more