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.
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
|III||A Love Affair of Long Ago||20|
|IV||A Visit to an Old Bachelor||26|
|XII||Engaged to Be Married||95|
|XIV||Friends in Need||110|
|XV||A Happy Return||123|
|XVI||Peace to Cranford||132|