Although I majored in English Literature as an undergraduate, I never had the opportunity to read anything by Elizabeth Gaskell as part of that curriculum. Rather, as I noted in the introduction to my first annotated bibliography on this Victorian author, it was over twenty years later when I was pursuing an MA in English and took a course entitled Victorian Prose and Social Change inspiringly taught by Pauline Fletcher at Bucknell University that I first read a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. I subsequently read everything she wrote. In the intervening years, I have devoted the majority of my literary research efforts to documenting the scholarly interest in this novelist, biographer, short story author and consummate letter-writer. Scarecrow Press has published my two annotated bibliographies of secondary sources that record and describe books, book chapters, articles, dissertations and theses published or written between 1976-1991 and 1992-2001. Since 2002, I have tracked and reported subsequent scholarship by posting bibliographic supplements, first on my Bloomsburg University web page and now on this web site. Over the years, I have been most fortunate to be encouraged in this effort by a core of eminent Gaskell scholars: John Chapple, Graham Handley, Joan Leach, Francesco Marroni, Geoffrey Sharps, and Alan Shelston.
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WRITINGS BY ELIZABETH GASKELL
NB: Like many women of her generation, Ethel Beebe (known to her friends as "Monty") published most of her writings using a somewhat androgynous pen name, specifically Fairmont Snyder.
Rhymes for Kindly Children, modern Mother Goose jingles. Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Chicago, New York [etc.] P. F. Volland & Co., 1916.
The Lovely Garden. Illustrated by John Rae. Chicago: P. F. Volland Co., 1919.
"Portraits in 'Little'". International Studio, 69:274 (Dec. 1919), 69-73
PUBLICATION ABOUT ETHEL FAIRMONT SNYDER BEEBE
Strong, Frederick C. III and Nancy Strong Weyant. “Ethel Fairmont Snyder, Mary Elkinton Nitobe and the Founding of the Japan Humane Society.” The East , January/February, 1997. 13-16, 56.
USEFUL WEB RESOURCE
A Guide to the Ethel Fairmont Beebe Papers, University of Florida Smathers Libraries.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ethel Fairmont Snyder and Rajah. Ethel Fairmont Beebe Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Ethel Fairmont Snyder and Rajah. Ethel Fairmont Beebe Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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