Date of Award
Master of Arts
Since 1910, when Mrs. Gaskell's centenary was celebrated, few articles have been written about her. Except for her Life of Charlotte Bronte, she is not really well known in America. Few people read her tales or her short stories, and her novels are quite neglected. Yet her industrial novels, Mary Barton (1848) and North and South (1855), were very successful when they were first published. Mary Barton was an immediate success - perhaps in part because of the controversies it aroused.
Marambaud, Yvette D., "Mrs. Gaskell's Industrial Novels: Mary Barton and North and South" (1971). Master's Theses. 1289.