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Cranford 1851

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ISBN-10: 0199538271

ISBN-13: 9780199538270

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Charlotte Mitchell, Elizabeth Porges Watson

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In this poignant comedy of early Victorian life, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the effects of Victorian commerce and imperial expansion on the survival of customs from earlier times. This up-to-date edition includes 2 shorter related works.
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 0.03" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Elizabeth Gaskell was the daughter of a Unitarian clergyman, who was also a civil servant and journalist. Her mother died when she was young, and she was brought up by her aunt in Knutsford, a small village that was the prototype for Cranford, Hollingford and the setting for numerous other short stories. In 1832, she married William Gaskell, a Unitarian clergyman in Manchester. She participated in his ministry and collaborated with him to write the poem "Sketches Among the Poor" in 1837. "Our Society at Cranford" was the first two chapters of "Cranford" and it appeared in Dickens' Household Words in 1851. Dickens liked it so much that he pressed Gaskell for more episodes, and she produced…