Synopses & Reviews
Cranford is the best-known of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. Introduction and notes by Katherine E. Forster.
Phantastes is one of the all-time classic fantasy novels, a dream-romance by the author of Lilith. The works of George MacDonald influenced all who followed, from William Morris to C.S. Lewis to J.R.R. Tolkien.
Soon coming to Masterpiece Theatre, Gaskell's witty and poignant comedy of country town life describes the small adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters trying to live with dignity in reduced circumstances.