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Cranford 1851

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Dodo Press
ISBN: 9781406527957

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Synopsis of Cranford 1851

With a series of sketches, the novel lovingly describes the "adventures" of middle-aged ladies in the quiet country village of Cranford in the 1830's. Despite their poverty, residents of the village are kind, decent, and thoroughly proper. The novel, published in a magazine of Charles Dickens, was highly popular in its day.

About the Author, Elizabeth Gaskell

Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was a friend of Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens, who first accepted Cranford for publication in his magazine Household Words. Among her other books are the novels, Mary Barton and North and South, and the famous Life of Charlotte Bronte.

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