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Elizabeth Gaskell

An Annotated Guide to English Language Sources, 1992-2001

Nancy S. Weyant

Paperback
A great deal has been written about Elizabeth Gaskell in the last decade. This extensively annotated guide to the literature builds upon Weyant's 1994 work on Gaskell that covered some 350 sources published between 1976-1991. This supplement identifies almost 600 new books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, masters theses and honors theses on the life and writings of Gaskell published since 1991.

Contents include:
— two appendices listing new editions of Gaskell's works in print, as well as digital, audio and video formats
—A selection of Web sites appropriate for the undergraduate and beginning graduate student
—citations of many brief articles in the Gaskell Newsletter that are ignored in the standard indexes
—numerous sources that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to locate
—an author index and an extensive subject index to facilitate locating relevant information
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Scarecrow Press
Pages: 502Size: 6 1/4 x 8 1/2
978-0-8108-5006-4 • Paperback • April 2004 • $87.00 • (£60.00)
Nancy S. Weyant is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Reference Services at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Her previous publications include Elizabeth Gaskell: An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Sources, 1976-1991 (Scarecrow Press, 1994). She is considered the principle Gaskell bibliographer by Gaskell scholars.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 Bibliographies
Chapter 4 Biographies
Chapter 5 Correspondence
Chapter 6 Literary Criticism
Chapter 7 Master and Honors Theses
Chapter 8 Appendix A: New Editions of Works by Elizabeth Gaskell
Chapter 9 Appendix B: A Core Selection of Web Sites
Chapter 10 Author Index
Chapter 11 Subject Index
Chapter 12 About the Author
Weyant provides annotations that are objective and detailed; she lets the source speak for itself by gracefully extracting and linking core arguments frequently illustrated by quotes. This work is an exemplary literary guide, and it will save scholars time and promote informed exploration of Gaskell's work and legacy.
Reference Reviews


This long-awaited reference text does not disappoint....this Guide is truly essential for any library that intends to hold English-language reference materials about major figures in Victorian literature....Others will benefit also: established scholars will consult it for review and reminders; non-academic readers may enjoy browsing the listings, or at least rejoice that so many students will be encouraged to pursue Gaskell studies. In short, Weyant's work admirably serves all of us who read Gaskell....this Guide will delight anybody interested in Gaskell's life and works. From the published scholar to the beginning student, from the engaged teacher to the non-academic and casual reader, any reader might enjoy browsing the entries, seeing what discoveries about Gaskell have been made and published in these ten years....And the final good news is that Weyant is still faithfully collecting each new Gaskell-related publication as it appears. With the merits of this 2004 Guide in hand, we share her hope for a future third volume.
The Gaskell Society Journal


Ten years after the publication of her first volume that focused on the period from 1976 - 1991 (Scarecrow, 1994) Nancy S. Weyant continues with her commendable research work and has now made another important contribution to Gaskell studies with the publication of her second volume, intended as a supplement to the first. It would not be overstating the case, in fact, to say that these two volumes are destined to become essential elements in the library of scholars who are navigating their way through thesea of research that has been published on Mrs. Gaskell....Undoubtedly, the editor's success in putting together such a large quantity of works is both a tribute to her skill as an editor as well as an indication of her passionate dedication to Gaskellstudies. It must be with a great sense of satisfaction that the editor looks back over her long journey, knowing how valuable her work is, and will continue to be, to all of those who embark on an exploration of Gaskell's narrative. All Gaskell scholars,I think, in one aspect or another of their work, owe a debt of gratitude to Weyant for the assiduous and scrupulous work she has done in collecting this data over the last thirty years....In emphasizing the great value of this bibliography I would like t
Rsv: Rivista Di Studi Vittoriani


[Review from previous edition]..a superbly annotated retrospective bibliography...Detailed, lucid annotations enable undergraduates, graduate students, and professors seeking a quick overview of recent scholarship to evaluate items before seeking full text criticism....highly recommended.
CHOICE


Ten years after the publication of her first volume that focused on the period from 1976 - 1991 (Scarecrow, 1994) Nancy S. Weyant continues with her commendable research work and has now made another important contribution to Gaskell studies with the publication of her second volume, intended as a supplement to the first. It would not be overstating the case, in fact, to say that these two volumes are destined to become essential elements in the library of scholars who are navigating their way through the sea of research that has been published on "Mrs. Gaskell."...Undoubtedly, the editor's success in putting together such a large quantity of works is both a tribute to her skill as an editor as well as an indication of her passionate dedication to Gaskell studies. It must be with a great sense of satisfaction that the editor looks back over her long journey, knowing how valuable her work is, and will continue to be, to all of those who embark on an exploration of Gaskell's narrative. All Gaskell scholars, I think, in one aspect or another of their work, owe a debt of gratitude to Weyant for the assiduous and scrupulous work she has done in collecting this data over the last thirty years....In emphasizing the great value of this bibliography I would like to remind readers of the importance that works like this assume for scholars of literature in a period in which an excess of communication seems to suggest the end of all research that is not aimed at affirming the principles of the monologic language of globalization, or that is not controlled by the cold logic of an economy that defends the privileges of the more advanced nations at the expense of the disadvantaged....For this reason I believe that to the bibliographic value of this 'annotated guide' we must add its ethical value which, in affirming the primacy of cultural tradition, links it to the highest concept of research.
Rsv: Rivista Di Studi Vittoriani


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