Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. This volume contains three famous novels by Gaskell. The "Moorland Cottage" is a story of Maggie Browne, the daughter of a deceased clergyman who is encouraged to give up her own life and passions and devote herself to her brother Edward. "Lois the Witch" is a story set against the backdrop of the Salem witch hunts, where recently orphaned Lois is forced to leave the English parsonage and sail to America. And "Mr. Harrison's Confessions" is a story of country doctor William Harrison who is prevailed upon by his longtime friend Charles, a bachelor, to dispense some advice on the "wooing and winning" of women's affections.