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Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
Cranford
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Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. But domestic peace is constantly... show more
Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reappearance of long-lost relatives.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780141442549 (0141442549)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 257
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Cranford (Gaskell)
"Although the ladies of Cranford know all each other's proceedings, they are exceedingly indifferent to each other's opinions ... but, somehow, good-will reigns among them to a considerable degree." That passage from the first chapter of Cranford is actually a pretty good summation of what we lear...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
5.0 Cranford
'Cranford' is more a series of recollections and trains-of-thoughts than a properly structured novel, and yet I couldn't ask for a more satisfying story. Mary Smith's visits to the village of Cranford, which "[i]n the first place, is in possession of the Amazons...", are full of affection and rife w...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 Cranford
Very episodic, loose, I can well imagine it indeed was a great TV series material, but not as pleasant (to me) to read. Interesting profiling of genteel poerty among women.
BellaGBear
BellaGBear rated it
One of my favourite books :) The book falls in the category of things that bring back faith in humankind. The protagonist of the book is Mary Smith and her friend Miss Matty Jenkyns. Mary Smith basically tells what happens during numerous visits to Cranford over the span of quite a lot of years. T...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
A charming, comfortable series of stories that unfold in the quiet town of Cranford, mostly in the homes of spinsters who practice great economies to maintain genteel appearances. The narrator pokes very gentle fun at her Cranford friends and their airs and social rules, but it becomes clear that th...
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