Elizabeth Gaskell was an English author, one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed novelists of Victorian literature, whose works offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of contemporary society. Her literary legacy includes six novels, several short stories and non-fictional pieces, as well as the first biography of Charlotte Bronte. “The Grey Woman” is a Gothic short story, that is reminiscent of the English fairy tale Mr Fox, and there are thematic similarities between The Grey Woman and the German fairy tales "The Robber Bridegroom" and "Bluebeard". This is the story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well. Start your acquaintance with the literary works of one of the greatest Victorian writers with “The grey woman”! Enjoy the reading!