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Chiltern Publishing creates the most beautiful editions of the World's finest literature. Your favorite classic titles in a way you have never seen them before; the tactile layers, fine details and beautiful colors of these remarkable covers make these titles feel extra special and will look striking on any shelf. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell begins with an introduction
discussing the occupants of the rural English village named Cranford. Cranford
is filled with widows, wives of absent business or military men, and spinsters.
The residents of Cranford are regimented aristocrats who "practice
'elegant economy.'" The ladies go calling only during prescribed times,
serve one another inexpensive foods, pretend not to notice each other's
poverty, and go to bed early. The narrator is a young woman with familial ties
to Miss Jenkyns and Miss Matty who are two spinsters who have lived in Cranford
their entire lives.Elizabeth Gaskell's witty, episodic novel examines a society on the cusp, a beautifully observed, exquisitely crafted slice of 19th century English provincial life.