The Gaskell Society runs a bookstall at major meetings, where you can pick up Elizabeth Gaskell’s works, books on related subjects and our own, regular publications. We also sell postcards, notelets, badges and paperweights.  Selected books are also available to buy in the basement tea room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester.

The Gaskell Journal

Our Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication dedicated to disseminating the most authoritative, dynamic and agenda-setting research in Gaskell Studies. Its editor is Dr Rebecca Styler of the University of Lincoln. The Journal invites essays of between 6,000 and 7,000 words on all aspects of Gaskell studies and welcomes reviews and shorter articles of biographical interest.

The Gaskell Journal is published annually and distributed to academic libraries across the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Japan; and also sent free of charge to all members of the Gaskell Society. The Journal is also available online in libraries which subscribe to the Literature Online package through Proquest.

Back copies of the Journal are available from Elizabeth Williams.

Find out more about the Gaskell Journal.


The Gaskell Society Newsletter

Our newsletter is published twice a year: Spring and Autumn. Articles cover Elizabeth Gaskell, her life and works, her friends and relatives and issues of the time. You’ll also find details of forthcoming Society events/meetings, book reviews, news and other general information about the Society, including reports on recent special events/study tours etc.

Editor John Greenwood welcomes articles from both members and non-members.

Read our newsletters, volumes 1-60 or find out more.





Elizabeth Gaskell’s Knutsford

This booklet (24pp) includes a biography of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her early life in Knutsford, as well as her later, married life in Manchester. The book also features a comprehensive walking tour and map of the town, which was the inspiration for her much-loved novel, Cranford.

You can buy the book here. 






Elizabeth Gaskell’s works

Elizabeth Gaskell’s longer works are all available in paperback.  The “Knutsford” edition of her collected works (8 vols, 1906), while not entirely complete or textually reliable, was produced by her original publisher, Smith Elder & Co., and thus maintains a link with her lifetime. The “Pickering Masters’ Edition (General Editor Joanne Shattock, 10 vols, 2005-6) is a complete scholarly edition, with introduction by individual Gaskell scholars, textual variations and notes.

You can find a full list of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels and short stories here.