Cranford - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (Hardcover)

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Description

Elizabeth Gaskell's much loved novel of small town, rural life.

Product Details

Barcode
9781509857432
Department
Books
Released
8 May 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Josie Billington (Introduction by)
Hugh Thomson (Illustrator)
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Macmillan Collectors Library
Series
Macmillan Collector's Library
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
156 x 102 x 20mm (190g)

Summary

  • Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

    The women of the small country town of Cranford live in genteel poverty, resolutely refusing to embrace change, while the dark clouds of urbanization and the advance of the railway hover threateningly on the horizon. In their simple, well-ordered lives they face emotional dilemmas and upheavals, small in the scale of the ever-shifting world, but affectionately portrayed by Gaskell with all the weight and consequence of a grand drama.

    A rich, comic and illuminating portrait of life in a small town, Cranford has moved and entertained readers for generations.

    With illustrations by the celebrated Hugh Thomson, and an after word by Dr Josie Billington.

  • Elizabeth Gaskell's much loved novel of small town, rural life.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Author Bio

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London in 1810. Her mother, Eliza, the niece of the potter Josiah Wedgwood, died when she was a child. Much of her childhood was spent in Knutsford, Cheshire, a town she would later immortalize as Cranford. In 1832 she married a Unitarian minister, William Gaskell, and they settled in Manchester. The industrial surroundings offered her inspiration for her writings and it was here that she wrote both Cranford (1853) and North and South (1855), as well as the first biography of Charlotte Bronte. Her last novel, Wives and Daughters, said by many to be her most mature work, remained unfinished at the time of her death in 1865.