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ISBN13: 9780141439884
ISBN10: 0141439882
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A gently comic picture of life in an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, Cranford describes the small adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Rich with humor and filled with vividly memorable characters—including the dignified Lady Glenmire and the duplicitous showman Signor Brunoni—Cranford is a portrait of kindness, compassion, and hope.

Synopsis:

Gaskell's witty and poignant comedy of country town life

A gently comic picture of life in an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, "Cranford" describes the small adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle- aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Rich with humor and filled with vividly memorable characters — including the dignified Lady Glenmire and the duplicitous showman Signor Brunoni — "Cranford" is a portrait of kindness, compassion, and hope.

About the Author

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) was a ministe‛s wife and mother of four daughters. Living in Manchester, England, she worked among the poor, traveled frequently, and wrote several novels and a biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë.

Patricia Ingham is senior research fellow and reader at St. Ann‛s College, Oxford. She is the general editor of Thomas Hard‛s fiction in Penguin Classics and edited Gaskel‛s North and South for the series.

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kate hunter, November 24, 2007 (view all comments by kate hunter)
A slowly unfolding delight, Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford is full of the most gentle satire I've ever read. Although largely plotless, Cranford's characters are charming, and the descriptions of 19th century (very minor) society are engrossing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439884
Author:
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Ingham, Patricia
Introduction:
Ingham, Patricia
Author:
Keating, Peter
Author:
Gaskell, Elizabeth
Author:
Ingham, Patricia
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.76x5.18x.73 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Gaskell's witty and poignant comedy of country town life

A gently comic picture of life in an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, "Cranford" describes the small adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle- aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Rich with humor and filled with vividly memorable characters — including the dignified Lady Glenmire and the duplicitous showman Signor Brunoni — "Cranford" is a portrait of kindness, compassion, and hope.

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