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Cranford

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Anne Thackeray Ritchie; Hugh Thomson
Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan and Co., ©1891.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865.
Cranford.
London ; New York : Macmillan and Co., ©1891
(OCoLC)894095641
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Anne Thackeray Ritchie; Hugh Thomson
OCLC Number: 27213982
Description: xxx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: by Mrs. Gaskell ; with a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

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Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.

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