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Faithful Realism: Elizabeth Gaskell and Leo Tolstoy: A Comparative Study Josie Billington

Faithful Realism: Elizabeth Gaskell and Leo Tolstoy: A Comparative Study

Josie Billington

Published May 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780838754580
Hardcover
227 pages
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This book argues that the established view of Elizabeth Gaskell as a sociopolitical and/or provincial writer is a serious distortion of her achievements. It seeks to resituate Gaskells work within the wider tradition of nine-teenth century realism,MoreThis book argues that the established view of Elizabeth Gaskell as a sociopolitical and/or provincial writer is a serious distortion of her achievements. It seeks to resituate Gaskells work within the wider tradition of nine-teenth century realism, arguing that Gaskells Wives and Daughters is the nearest equivalent we have in English to Leo Tolstoys Anna Karenina.