• Talk: The Silk Dress & Elizabeth Gaskell’s Writing

  • Thu, 18-07-2019 at 13:00
  • Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    M13 9LW Manchester
Talk: The Silk Dress & Elizabeth Gaskell’s Writing - Elizabeth Gaskell's House - Manchester

The silk dress was a Nineteenth-century symbol of respectability, luxury and seduction.Join Margo Singer as she showcases some authentic Victorian silk dresses and accessories, and discusses the dress’s appearances in novels including Cranford, North and South and Ruth – as well as in Elizabeth Gaskell’s own letters.See some real Victorian silk dresses, find out why many Victorian women aspired to owning one, and learn about its importance as a motif in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing.Included in admission (£5 or £4 - tickets valid for 12 months)