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 on all aspects of Gaskell studies and welcomes reviews and shorter articles of biographical interest.

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

Selected back copies are available from Elizabeth Williams.

The Gaskell Journal Index to Volumes 1-30 (1987-2017)

Published in 2019, this book carries a comprehensive index of our first thirty Gaskell Journals. With forewords by Libby Tempest, Alan Shelston and Jo Pryke, the index split into author, subject and book reviews. It’s an essential companion to the Journal and a valuable aid for Gaskell researchers and students. 

You can buy the index here.

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.