Some Appointed Work to Do: Women and Vocation in the Fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell

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"Some Appointed
Work To Do" Women and Vocation in the Fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell

Robin B. Colby

Contributions in Women's Studies, Number 150

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut. London

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 14
  • Chapter 2 - The Industrial Novel: Gaskell's Contemporaries 17
  • Notes 31
  • Chapter 3 - "The Hidden Power. . . in the Outward Appearance": Mary Barton 33
  • Notes 45
  • Chapter 4 - "It Needed to Be a Woman, -- So I Went": North and South 47
  • Notes 61
  • Chapter 5 - Among the Amazons: Cranford 65
  • Notes 72
  • Chapter 6 - Separate Duties -- "Not Opposing Each Other; Not Impossible, but Difficult to Be Reconciled": the Life of Charlotte Brontë 75
  • Notes 87
  • Chapter 7 - "Growing Fast into a Woman": Wives and Daughters 89
  • Notes 103
  • Chapter 8 - Conclusion 107
  • Notes 110
  • References 111
  • Index 117
  • About the Author *
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