Questions tagged [elizabeth-gaskell]

For questions about the English author Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 – 1865) or about of her literary work, most famously novels such as "Cranford" and "Wives and Daughters".

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What does “Hoo's fully resolved t' sew up meawth an' eend” mean in “Mary Barton”?

I would like to know what "Hoo's fully resolved t' sew up meawth an' eend" means in the following stanza: Eawr Marget declares had hoo cloo'as to put on, Hoo'd goo up to Lunnon an' talk to ...
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What does “An' hoo says hoo can tell when hoo's hurt” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "An' hoo says hoo can tell when hoo's hurt" means in the following stanzas: VII. Eawr Marget declares had hoo cloo'as to put on, Hoo'd goo up to Lunnon an' talk to ...
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In “North and South”, was Mr. Bell really thinking of proposing to Margaret?

In North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, was Mr. Bell really thinking of proposing to Margaret? In chapter XLI, he says he was worried he'd be tempted by the aunt, then says there may be another way ...
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What does “for bad's come over her” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "for bad's come over her" means in the following sentences: I even went to a policeman, a good enough sort of man, but a fellow I'd never spoke to before because ...
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What does the narrator really mean by the following quote from the novel Cranford?

In the novel Cranford, there's a particular line that I'm having trouble understanding: If a married couple come to settle in town, somehow the gentleman disappears. I thought about it, and I came ...