Cranford

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Narrated By: Sibella Denton

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 6 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little in the way of plot and is more a series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters. The "major" event in the story is the return to Cranford of their long-lost brother, Peter, which in itself is only a minor portion of the work... (Summary by Wikipedia)

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  • Krista D

    It was not my favorite of books. Seemed to lack much of a focus or real storyline.