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With an essay by Anna Unsworth.
'Just at this moment he passed us on the stairs, making such a graceful bow, in reply to which I dropped a curtsey - all foreigners have such polite manners, one catches something of it'
Cranford is an affectionate and often moving portrait of genteel poverty and intertwined lives in a nineteenth-century village. One of Elizabeth Gaskell's most beloved works, it centres on a community dominated by women and governed by old-fashioned ways. The formidable Miss Deborah Jenkyns and the kindly Miss Matty's days revolve around card games, tea, thriftiness and an endless appetite for scandal, until change comes into their world - whether it is the modern ideas of Captain Brown, a bank collapse, rumours of burglars or an unexpected reappearance from the past.
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They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Cranford is a British television series directed by Simon Curtis and Steve Hudson.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Cranford Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ...
Part 1 of 5. New residents arrive in Cranford, and the ladies of the town are giddy with anticipation in the premiere of this miniseries, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel about life in an...