CranfordBook - 2005
Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector- Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reappearance of long-lost relatives.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2005
Characteristics: xxxviii, 257 p. : ill. ; 20 cm