Cranford - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (Hardcover)

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Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. 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.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141442549
Department
Books
Released
1 Oct 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Patricia Ingham (Editor)
Patricia Ingham (Introduction by)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Penguin Clothbound Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
257
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 25mm (408g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. 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.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Sisters; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Country life; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Cities and towns; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
Dewey Classification
823/.8

Author Bio

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 - 65) was born in London, but grew up in the north of England in the village of Knutsford. In 1832 she married the Rev. William Gaskell and had four daughters, and one son who died in infancy. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848 and won the attention of Charles Dickens and most of her later work was publish in his journals. She was also a lifelong friend of Charlotte Bronte, whose biography she wrote, as well as her many novels and short stories.

Patricia Ingham is Senior Research Fellow and Reader at St Anne's College, Oxford. She has written on the Victorian novel and on Hardy in particular. she is the General Editor of all Hardy's fiction in the Penguin Classics and has edited Gaskell's North and South for the series.