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blog : Elizabeth Gaskell’s Continental Travels, Part 2 France

Paris 1853 After Elizabeth’s first Continental trip to Heidelberg in 1841, she didn’t travel abroad again until 1853, when she visited Paris with William and their eldest daughter, Marianne. They stayed with their Manchester friends the Schwabes, who had a house in Paris. Her short story My French Master was written after this visit. Despite the difficulties of travelling at the time Elizabeth returned to Paris many times, including again in 1854 with Marianne. Paris 1855 ‘We went