The Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4 Cranford

The Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4 Cranford




In this classic portrait of life in a quiet English village of the early nineteenth century, Elizabeth Gaskell writes with wit and affection of the foibles, follies and endearing eccentricities of its occupants as they struggle to maintain standards in their genteel poverty. This witty and poignant comedy, with its ironic observations on the pretensions of class is told through the eyes of a young woman who befriends the elderly ladies of Cranford.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780194230292
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Oxford Bookworms Series
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was a friend of Charlotte Brontë 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 Brontë.

Table of Contents

IOur Society1
IIThe Captain9
IIIA Love Affair of Long Ago20
IVA Visit to an Old Bachelor26
VOld Letters35
VIPoor Peter43
VIII"Your Ladyship"59
IXSignor Brunoni69
XThe Panic76
XISamuel Brown87
XIIEngaged to Be Married95
XIIIStopped Payment101
XIVFriends in Need110
XVA Happy Return123
XVIPeace to Cranford132

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