The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

There’s lots and lots of Gaskell Goodness on our site. Make yourself comfortable,  have a look around. 

Welcome to the Gaskell Society

About the Society – a brief history and an outline of our aims

The Gaskell Society Committee – our officers and committee members

Branches – The Gaskell Society in the UK and Japan


The annual Gaskell Journal

The Gaskell Journal Index, volumes 1-30 1987-2017 (buy it online)

The Gaskell Society Newsletter, numbers 1-60 to read online 

Index of newsletter authors and subjects

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Knutsford – a walking tour through Elizabeth’s childhood (buy online)

Join our Society

Join the Gaskell Society – NEW! Join online with a choice of membership options

What’s On

Events – our talks, meetings and outings, along with those of some of partners and friends, including Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.


Biography – Elizabeth Gaskell’s life story

Timeline – publication dates and other key dates in the lives of the Gaskell family.

Works – a full list of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels and short stories (many of which can be read free, online)

Bibliography – a fantastic resource for researchers: a list of English-language writings about Gaskell and her works, compiled by Nancy Weyant and Meghan Lowe.

The House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – 84, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, England.  Our spiritual home!


Gaskell Society Blog – packed with interesting articles on history, literature and much, much more, written by our members and friends.


Resources– our ever-growing list of archive collections (both digitised and actual) for researchers and further reading; plus places to visit with links to Gaskell’s life and works.


Shop – our little corner shop, selling membership and a couple of publications. More coming soon.


Contact Us – how to get in touch.