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Cranford With a pref. by Anne Thackeray Ritchie.

This portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances.

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  • "This portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances."
  • "This portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances."@en
  • "The formidable Miss Deborah Jenkyns and the kindly Miss Matty live in a village where women rule and men usually tend to get in the way. Their days revolve around card games, tea, thriftiness, friendship and an endless appetite for scandal (from the alarming sight of a cow in flannel pyjamas to the shocking news of the titled lady who marries a surgeon). But, like it or not, change is coming into their world--whether it is the new ideas of Captain Brown, a bank collapse, rumours of burglars or the unexpected return of someone from the past."
  • "This classic work from Elizabth Gaskell has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. This excellent tale is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women - a community that runs on co-operation and gossip. The central characters are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. In the saga, domestic peace is constantly threatened by financial disaster, burglaries (or are they?), tragic accidents, and the re-apparance of long-lost relatives."
  • "This classic work from Elizabth Gaskell has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. This excellent tale is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women - a community that runs on co-operation and gossip. The central characters are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. In the saga, domestic peace is constantly threatened by financial disaster, burglaries (or are they?), tragic accidents, and the re-apparance of long-lost relatives."@en
  • "A "story of quiet life in a secluded English village among well-bred and sheltered women of limited opportunities. Supremely typical of the literature chronicling small-community life. The original of Cranford is the peaceful village of Knutsford in Cheshire England." Pratt alcove."@en
  • "Story of a little group of ladies of good birth but small income who constituted society in an English village in the mid-1800s, telling of local feuds, friendships, visits, and romances."
  • "Mary Smith and her friends live in Cranford, a town predominantly inhabited by women. The return of a long-lost brother named Peter is the most dramatic event to occur over the course of the sixteen tales that comprise the novel. Elizabeth Gaskell s Cranford is an ironic portrayal of female life in a secluded English village."@en
  • "Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "In the village of Cranford, decorum is maintained at all times. Despite their poverty, the ladies are never vulgar about money (or their lack of it), and always follow the rules of propriety. But this discretion and gentility does not keep away tragedy; and when the worst happens, the Amazons of Cranford show the true strength of their honest affections."@en
  • "A portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances."@en
  • "A portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances."
  • ""Elizabeth Langland's edition of Cranford is likely to introduce a new generation of readers to the pleasures of Gaskell's most delightful but least immediately appreciated novel. By including in her appendices of historical materials choice selections from conduct books and writings on political and domestic economy, as well as in her informed, accessible introduction, Langland demonstrates that, appearances aside, the world of Cranford is firmly located in its Victorian context and addresses, however obliquely, some of the most intractable problems of its age--and of ours."Eileen Gillooly, Columbia University."
  • "This Broadview Edition provides an assortment of historical materials to put the novel in context, including Gaskell's letters from the period of the novel's writing, excerpts from texts read by the characters, illustrations from the novel and from contemporary periodicals, and other Victorian writings on industrialization, etiquette, and domestic life. --Book Jacket."
  • "In this poignant comedy of early Victorian life, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the effects of Victorian commerce and imperial expansion on the survival of customs from earlier times. This new edition includes an introduction by Patricia Ingham that places the novel in its literary and historical context."@en
  • "After a long absence, the young Mary Smith has returned to Cranford, that cosy sphere of delicate gentility and elegant economy. From the newly-arrived half-pay Captain Brown (so considerate he blacks his own boots to save the maid-servant) to Miss Betsy Barker (so devoted to her Alderney cow she clothes her in warm flannel drawers), the Cranford denizens' quirks and foibles provide both amusement and comfort to Mary as she settles into the rhythms of village life. But as she absorbs and adapts to the Cranford philosophy, it seems that they may also have much to learn from her..."
  • "A man ... is so in the way in the house!'A vivid and affectionate portrait of a provincial town in early Victorian England, Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women. Undaunted by poverty, but dismayed by changes brought by the railway and by new commercial practices, the ladies of Cranford respond to disruption with both suspicion and courage. Miss Matty and her sister Deborah uphold standards and survive personal tragedy and everyday dramas; innovation may bring loss, but it also brings growth, and welcome freedoms. Cranford suggests tha."@en
  • "A humorous account of a nineteenth-century English village dominated by a group of genteel but modestly circumstanced women."@en
  • "Elizabeth Gaskell's second published story, originally contributed to Household Words from 1851-3 in a series of papers, and republished in 1853 under the collective title Cranford. This witty and poignant comedy of early Victorian life in a country town richly deserves its position as a great 19th Century classic. The narrator, Mary Smith, describes the lives of Cranford's inhabitants with affection and amusement as we follow the ups and downs of her life."@en
  • "A "classic portrait of life in a quiet English village in the early nineteenth century" which describes "the pretensions and prejudices, fears and follies, and pathetic attempts at 'elegant economy' of the genteel ladies of Cranford."--Back cover."
  • "A portrait of life in a quiet English country town during the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two elderly spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances."
  • "An affectionate portrait of the old fashioned 'elegant economy' of the people of Cranford. Life proceeds at a gentle pace, etiquette and custom govern all aspects of society. Occasionally drama intrudes into this story which is a glimpse of English domestic life in the 1830s and 40s."@en
  • ""Mary Smith and her friends live in Cranford, a town predominantly inhabited by women. The return of a long-lost brother named Peter is the most dramatic event to occur over the course of the sixteen tales that comprise the novel. Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Cranford' is an ironic portrayal of female life in a secluded English village." --P. [4] of cover."
  • "A comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town which describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women."
  • "In this poignant comedy of early Victorian life, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the effects of Victorian commerce and imperial expansion on the survival of customs from earlier times."@en
  • "In this poignant comedy of early Victorian life, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the effects of Victorian commerce and imperial expansion on the survival of customs from earlier times. This up-to-date edition includes 2 shorter related works."@en
  • "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."
  • "A series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters. The major event in the story is the return to Cranford of their long-lost brother, Peter."@en
  • "Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little in the way of plot and is more a series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters ..."@en
  • "A l'ère victorienne, dans un village anglais, l'histoire d'un groupe de vieilles filles et de veuves qui se débattent dans la pauvreté tout en conservant leur dignité et en maintenant leurs standards de correction, de décence et d'humanité."
  • "Elizabeth Gaskell's episodic second novel, sometimes dismissed as nostalgically "charming," is now considered by many critics to be her most sophisticated work. The country town of Cranford is home to a group of women, affectionately called "Amazons" by the narrator, whose seemingly uneventful lives are full of conflicts, failures, and unexpected connections. A rich commentary on Victorian culture by one of its most astute observers, Cranford owes its enduring popularity to the complex pleasures it offers the reader."
  • "This is a new edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's witty and poignant comedy of early-Victorian life in a country town. A lively and up-to-date introduction by Charlotte Mitchell discusses the originality and subtlety of the book's treatment of women's experience. - Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses, above a certain rent, are women.'In this witty and poignant comedy of early-Victorian life in a country town, Elizabeth Gaskell describes the uneventful lives of the lady-like inhabitants so as to offer an ironic commentary on the diverse experiences of men and women."@en
  • "What was true of Cranford society then is also true of many villages today. It is not so much genteel poverty, but the snobbery and intense but restricted interest in the neighbour's affairs."@en
  • ""Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrait of early-Victorian life in a country town describes with poignantwit the uneventful lives of the lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women. As the external world necesarily impinges even on Cranford, the unlikely juxtapositions of old and new brought about by the pace of change are also explored: the effects ofVictorian commerce and imperial expansion co-exist with the survival of customs and habits of thought from much earlier times."--Cover, p.4."@en
  • ""Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrait of early-Victorian life in a country town describes with poignantwit the uneventful lives of the lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women. As the external world necesarily impinges even on Cranford, the unlikely juxtapositions of old and new brought about by the pace of change are also explored: the effects ofVictorian commerce and imperial expansion co-exist with the survival of customs and habits of thought from much earlier times."--Cover, p.4."
  • "The book has little in the way of plot and is more a series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters. The "major" event in the story is the return to Cranford of their long-lost brother, Peter."@en
  • ""In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women. If a married couple come to settle in the town, somehow the gentleman disappears; he is either fairly frightened to death by being the only man in the Cranford evening parties, or he is accounted for by being with his regiment, his ship, or closely engaged in business all the week in the great neighbouring commercial town of Drumble, distant only twenty miles on a railroad. In short, whatever does become of the gentlemen, they are not at Cranford."--Publisher description (http://www.kessinger.net/searchresults-orderthebook.php?ISBN=1419114387)."@en
  • "Midden 19e eeuw maken enkele respectabele dames in het dorpje Cranford het leven zo gezellig mogelijk."

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