Cranford

Elizabeth Cleghorn GASKELL (1810 - 1865)

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)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Our Society Sibella Denton
00:21:52
Play 02 The Captain Sibella Denton
00:29:29
Play 03 A Love Affair of Long Ago Sibella Denton
00:17:47
Play 04 A Visit to an Old Bachelor Sibella Denton
00:21:34
Play 05 Old Letters Sibella Denton
00:22:11
Play 06 Poor Peter Sibella Denton
00:23:42
Play 07 Visiting Sibella Denton
00:20:44
Play 08 "Your Ladyship" Sibella Denton
00:25:34
Play 09 Signor Brunoni Sibella Denton
00:19:30
Play 10 The Panic Sibella Denton
00:27:36
Play 11 Samuel Brown Sibella Denton
00:22:32
Play 12 Engaged to be Married Sibella Denton
00:16:22
Play 13 Stopped Payment Sibella Denton
00:22:02
Play 14 Friends in Need Sibella Denton
00:35:05
Play 15 A Happy Return Sibella Denton
00:25:04
Play 16 Peace to Cranford Sibella Denton
00:15:36