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Cranford, Gaskell, Elizabeth

Cranford

Authors: Gaskell, Elizabeth
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC004000, FIC066000
ISBN: 9781101200148, Related ISBNs: 0141439882, 0141442549, 0143039415, 0460000837, 0460010832
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 224
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Now a Masterpiece Theater production starring Dame Judy Dench, Elizabeth Gaskell's portrait of kindness, compassion, and hope 

Cranford depicts the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of a small village - their petty snobberies, appetite for gossip, and loyal support for each other in times of need This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty, But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reapparance of long-lost relatives. to Lady Glenmire, who shocks everyone by marrying the doctor. When men do appear, such as 'modern' Captain Brown or Matty's suitor from the past, they bring disruption and excitement to the everyday life of Cranford.

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