Elizabeth Gaskell. 29th September 1810 – 12th November 1865.
Elizabeth Gaskell in 1832, the year of her marriage.
English author Elizabeth Gaskell, the Victorian era creator of stories such as Cranford and North and South, was born on the 29th of September, 1810.
Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848.
A 1917 illustration of Cranford.
Cranford and North and South, both of which have recently been adapted into very popular television series, were published in the 1850s.