English Language and Literature ETDs

Author

Carrie Lakin

Publication Date

Summer 6-1-1954

Abstract

It is the purpose of this study (1) to show the many influences which led Elizabeth Gaskell to write novels concerned with social problems of her day; (2) to show the relation of her social attitudes as revealed in three novels to her times and to the influences working on her; and (3) to show how she hoped to bring about reforms through her social problem novels.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.V. Wicker

Second Committee Member

Dane F. Smith

Third Committee Member

None

Language

English

Keywords

Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton, North and South, Ruth, Great Britain, Social History, Nineteenth Century British Literature

Document Type

Thesis

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