Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, (29 Sep 1810 – 12 Nov 1865), was a British novelist and short story writer of the Victorian era. Gaskell’s works are picturesque portraits of live of dwellers of various layers and levels of society, from the poorest to the richest. The most know work of her are Cranford (1853), North and South (1854), The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1867) and Wives and Daughters (1865). The Doom of the Griffiths is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is set in wales and focused on family, suffering from a curse. All member of this family are deeply tangled in their relationship and thrive to make things right. It is a dark gothic tale, which picturizes all the vices, morals, goods, evils that were dominant in Victorian era of Great Britain. A must read for everyone enjoying gothic literature and atmosphere of Victorian Britain.