Cranford: By the Author of 'Mary Barton', 'Ruth', etc. - Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry (Hardback)
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Cranford: By the Author of 'Mary Barton', 'Ruth', etc. - Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry (Hardback)

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In the delicately impoverished town of Cranford, everyone is keen to know everyone else's business. The community is almost devoid of men, and in their place a solid matriarchy has formed. Manners must be observed, house calls must not exceed a quarter of an hour, and neither money matters nor death may be discussed in public. But the peace is often disturbed. Rumoured burglars, literary disagreements, and the arrival of Captain Brown and his tactless daughters all cause ripples, warmly charted by the conversational narrator, Mary Smith. When the past erupts through the fragile class distinctions and disputed tea sales, the customary perspective of the town shifts in small but perceptible ways forever. First published as a magazine serial from 1851 and then in novel form in 1853, Cranford is the best-known work by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65). This reissue is of the 1853 second edition.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108060424
Number of pages: 334
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm

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“Cranford”

This has to be one of my favourite classics of all time. It tells the story of a tight-knit community in a small town before the Industrial Revolution came along. There is no real plot and the book doesn't try to... More

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