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The Cranford Chronicles By Elizabeth Gaskell

The Cranford Chronicles
by Elizabeth Gaskell

In this witty and poignant story the railway is pushing its way relentlessly towards the town from Manchester, bringing fears of migrant workers and the breakdown of law and order. Meanwhile Miss Matty Jenkyns nurses her own broken heart after she was forced to give up the man she loved when she was a young girl.
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The Cranford Chronicles Summary


The Cranford Chronicles by Elizabeth Gaskell

In this witty and poignant story the railway is pushing its way relentlessly towards the town from Manchester, bringing fears of migrant workers and the breakdown of law and order. The arrival of handsome young Doctor Harrison causes yet further agitation not just because of his revolutionary methods but also because of his effect on the hearts of the ladies. Meanwhile Miss Matty Jenkyns nurses her own broken heart after she was forced to give up the man she loved when she was a young girl.

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The Cranford Chronicles Reviews


"Bathed in a poignant, dreamlike mood found nowhere else in fiction" * Guardian *
"A comic masterpiece" * Independent *

About Elizabeth Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell was born on 29 September 1810 in London. She was brought up in Knutsford, Cheshire by her aunt after her mother died when she was two years old. In 1832 she married William Gaskell, who was a Unitarian minister like her father. After their marriage they lived in Manchester with their children. Elizabeth Gaskell published her first novel, Mary Barton, in 1848 to great success. She went on to publish much of her work in Charles Dickens's magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round. Along with short stories and a biography of Charlotte Bronte, she published five more novels including North and South (1855) and Wives and Daughters (1866). Wives and Daughters is unfinished as Elizabeth Gaskell died suddenly of heart failure on 12 November 1865.

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The Cranford Chronicles by Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2007-10-04
496
0099518457
9780099518457
N/A
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