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  • ISBN: 9780792770039 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 079277003X (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [North Kingstown] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2010.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 6:47:03.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Prunella Scales.
Summary, etc.:
'It is very pleasant dining with a bachelor ... I only hope it is not improper; so many pleasant things are!' A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, Cranford relates the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances ... Through a series of vignettes, Elizabeth Gaskell portrays a community governed by old-fashioned habits and dominated by friendships between women. Her wry account of rural life is undercut, however, by tragedy: with such troubling events as Matty's bankruptcy, the death of Captain Brown and the unwitting cruelty of Peter Jenkyns.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 97525 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Country life > England > Fiction.
Women > England > Fiction.
Villages > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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