The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


Short Stories The Grey Woman and other Tales

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer.

Short Stories The Grey Woman and other Tales

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell’s best known novels are Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters.

The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


The Grey Woman and other Tales

The Grey Woman and other Tales


The Grey Woman and other Tales

Frau Scherer says there is a tradition in the family that this pretty girl, with her complexion of lilies and roses, lost her colour so entirely through fright, that she was known by the name of the Grey Woman.

The Grey Woman and other Tales

INDEX THE GREY WOMAN. CURIOUS IF TRUE. (Extract from a Letter from Richard Whittingham, Esq.) SIX WEEKS AT HEPPENHEIM. LIBBIE MARSH'S THREE ERAS. ERA I. VALENTINE'S DAY. ERA II. WHITSUNTIDE. ERA III. MICHAELMAS. CHRISTMAS STORMS AND SUNSHINE. HAND AND HEART. BESSY'S TROUBLES AT HOME. DISAPPEARANCES.

The Grey Woman and Other Tales

I was silently vexed, I remember, at Babette's inspection of my clothes; at the way in which she settled that this gown was too old-fashioned, or that too common, to go with me on my visit to a noble lady; and at the way in which she ...

The Grey Woman and Other Tales

Prominent Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell introduced a new level of realism into her depictions of the daily duties, struggles and tribulations of people at every point on the socioeconomic spectrum. This collection brings together some of her most acclaimed stories, including domestic dramas and a few with creepy supernatural and gothic elements.

The grey Woman

The grey Woman


The Grey Woman

A collection of gothic tales from one of the finest Victorian writers featuring: The Grey Woman, Curious if True, Six Weeks at Heppenheim, Libbie Marsh's Three Eras, Christmas Storms and Sunshine, Hand and Heart, Bessy's Troubles at Home, ...

The Grey Woman

A collection of gothic tales from one of the finest Victorian writers featuring: The Grey Woman, Curious if True, Six Weeks at Heppenheim, Libbie Marsh's Three Eras, Christmas Storms and Sunshine, Hand and Heart, Bessy's Troubles at Home, Disappearances.

The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


The Grey Woman

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell née Stevenson (1810-1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë.

The Grey Woman

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell nee Stevenson (1810-1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Bronte. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. She married William Gaskell, the minister at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester. They settled in Manchester, where the industrial surroundings would offer inspiration for her novels. Her first novel, Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, was published anonymously in 1848. The best known of her remaining novels are Cranford (1853), North and South (1855), and Wives and Daughters (1866). She became popular for her writing, especially her ghost story writing, aided by her friend Charles Dickens, who published her work in his magazine Household Words. Her other works include The Grey Woman (1865), Lois the Witch (1861) and The Old Nurse's Story (1852).

The Grey Woman and Other Tales

This collection brings together some of her most acclaimed stories, including domestic dramas and a few with creepy supernatural and gothic elements.

The Grey Woman and Other Tales

Prominent Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell introduced a new level of realism into her depictions of the daily duties, struggles and tribulations of people at every point on the socioeconomic spectrum. This collection brings together some of her most acclaimed stories, including domestic dramas and a few with creepy supernatural and gothic elements.

The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


Lizzie Leigh

Lizzie Leigh


The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman


The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

In this story without words, an old woman is pursued by a strange man with a passion for strawberries.

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

In this story without words, an old woman is pursued by a strange man with a passion for strawberries.

The Grey Woman

There is a mill by the Neckar-side, to which many people resort for coffee, according to the fashion which is almost national in Germany.

The Grey Woman

There is a mill by the Neckar-side, to which many people resort for coffee, according to the fashion which is almost national in Germany. There is nothing particularly attractive in the situation of this mill; it is on the Mannheim (the flat and unromantic) side of Heidelberg. The river turns the mill-wheel with a plenteous gushing sound; the out-buildings and the dwelling-house of the miller form a well-kept dusty quadrangle. Again, further from the river, there is a garden full of willows, and arbours, and flower-beds not well kept, but very profuse in flowers and luxuriant creepers, knotting and looping the arbours together. In each of these arbours is a stationary table of white painted wood, and light moveable chairs of the same colour and material...