Friday, 20 January 2012

Cranford - Elizabeth C. Gaskell

From looking at my Version of Cranford I always held the belief that Cranford was a much longer book than it actually is. My version also contains selected short stories by Elizabeth Gaskell, making the compilation about 3 times the length of the novel in question.

Although it was written a long time ago the novel contains many of the same characteristics as a favourite soap, only it doens't contain the Vulgarity.

The women, and it is almost entirely women, who inhabit Cranford are a unique species. Entirely polite and proper, maintaining their claim to the aristocracy on incomes scarcely sufficient to do so.

Cranford definately deserves it's place as one of the Great Classics.


Clarissa's Review

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