Elizabeth Gaskell, whose perceptive letters became part of the narrative of PBS's CIVIL WAR series, witnessed a number of crucial events and trends that shaped 19th-century America. These collected letters, addressed to over a hundred correspondents (some renowned), are an invaluable account of both the cataclysmic and the mundane, written with delicacy and verve.

The Letters of Mrs. Gaskell 1997, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781901341034

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