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10 thoughts on “Cranford

  1. says:

    the humor is so sly at times it s difficult to believe that this was written over 150 years ago I guess that gentle social humor has always been with us this was one of my status updates while reading Cranford, my first experience reading Elizabeth Gaskell As I finished reading, I felt the same way pleased with the experience, surprised at the wit and wisdom written so well so many years ago But then I ask myselfWhy am I surprised There are always intelligent women and always int the humor is so sly at times it s difficult to believe that this was written over 150 years ago I guess that gentle social humor has always been with us this was one of my status updates while reading Cranford, my first experi...


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    I ll admit I m no procurer of Victorian liteary novels, but I ve always wanted to dabble in the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, the woman who had the honor of writing The Life of Charlotte Bront Cranford is said to be slightly humorous, with a unique take on the lives of women during that era A bit humorous, partly due to the preposterousness of the attitudes surrounding small town etiquette, yes, but I wouldn t call it humorous in the general sense And yet these characters are electrifying and I ll admit I m no procurer of Victorian liteary novels, but I ve always wanted to dabble in the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, the woman who had the honor of writing The Life of Charlotte Bront Cranford is said to be slightly humorous, with a unique take on the lives of women d...


  3. says:

    FINALLY, an Elizabeth Gaskell book that I enjoyed I honestly didn t think I would enjoy this book, and was almost regretting putting it on my Dewey s 24 Hour Readathon TBR And whaddya know, I finished it Cranford follows a group of women living in the small fictional town of, you guessed it, Cranford The women live in genteel poverty and have very old fashioned mindsets about life and social niceties and norms The book is told from the perspective of Mary Smith or Elizabeth Gaskell , and FINALLY, an Elizabeth Gaskell book that I enjoyed I honestly didn t think I would enjoy this book, and was almost regretting putting it on my Dewey s 24 Hour Readathon TBR And whaddya know, I finished it Cranford follows a group of women living in the small fictional town of, you guessed it, Cranford The women live in genteel poverty and have very old fashioned mindsets about life and social niceties and norms The book is told from the perspective of Mary Smith or Elizabeth Gaskell , and focuses mainly on Miss Matty, a sweet tempered older woman who is one of the pillars of society since the death of her older, revered sister Deborah Jenkyns.This book was cute and sweet and quite funny, which did surprise me Although it took a little while for me to get used to the language haven t read a classic in a while, and I usually find Gaskell s writing a little long winded , it ended up becoming a much easier re...


  4. says:

    This is a book about the village of Cranford which mainly women inhabit women who live according to customs and norms and who are quite fond of gossip If you think this sounds good then this might be a book for you, but I personally got very tired of it very quickly Each chapter follows a new anecdote, and while some of them were quite entertaining, most of them were dull and quite shallow, in my eyes I m sure the ladies of those days thought them of the utmost importance, but I couldn t see This is a book about the village of Cranford which mainly women inhabit women who live according to customs and norms and who are quite fond of gossip If you think this sounds good then this might be a book for you, but I personally got very tired of it very quickly Each chapter follows a new anecdote, and while some of them were quite entertaining, most of them were dull and quite shallow, in my eyes I m sure the ladies of those days thought them of the utmost importance, but I coul...


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    3.5 stars, rounded down.Want to take a trip to a small English town in the mid 1800s, meet the people and see what everyday life was like for the female population Open Cranford and travel in time It is a sweet and simple book, comprised of what seemslike vignettes than an actual plot line Nothing exciting happens, life just unfolds, and yet you feel attached to these women, admiring the grace with which they handle their sometimes difficult world, the way they navigate a system that pi 3.5 stars, rounded down.Want to take a trip to a small English town in the mid 1800s, meet the people and see what everyday life was like for the female population Open Cranford and travel in time It is a sweet and simple book, comprised of what seemslike vignettes than an actual plot line Nothing exciting happens, life just unfolds, and yet you feel attached to these women, admiring the grace with which they handle their sometimes difficult world, the way they navigate a system that pigeo...


  6. says:

    Delightful I went into this totally blind, knowing only that it s a respected classic by the author of NORTH AND SOUTH I had no idea what to expect, but I certainly wasn t expecting this CRANFORD is all about the village of Cranford, which is mostly inhabited by shabby genteel spinsters and widows The whole book is a serious of humorous vignettes about life there as related by an outsider, Mary Smith, who frequently goes to stay ...


  7. says:

    What a gorgeous book After years of avoiding Victorian literature, in the past twelve months I ve fallen in love with Gaskell s writing This is a short worka series of episodes than a linear narrative It centres on the lives of a group of women who dominate society in the small town of Cranford They are united by being single widows and spinsters and by the fact that live in genteel poverty Cranford is at times laugh out loud funny, at times deeply moving Within five minutes of What a gorgeous book After years of avoiding Victorian literature, in the past twelve months I ve fallen in love with Gaskell s writing This is a short worka series of episodes than a linear narrative It centres on the lives of a group of women who dominate society in the small town of Cranford They are united by being single widows and spinsters and by the fact that live in genteel poverty Cranford is at times laugh out loud funny, at times deeply moving Within five minutes of starting the novel I was laughing at the gentle satire on human foibles and life in a small town Forty minutes later, I was crying about the death of one of the characters The pattern of alternating laughter and tears continued until the very end At least, the tears don t last quite till the end it s a book which thankfully ends on a happy note Cranford is sentimental, but not cloyingly so The humour cuts through the...


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    This little novel about small town life in 19th century England deals with a group of ladies in Cranford and their daily travails, is easy to read and filled with amusing anecdotes The story flies by too quickly and ends too soon, however, leaving a taste of insubstantiality and emptiness, like when you finish eating candy floss cotton candy, for the Americans out there Because this book doesn t really tell a story in the traditional sense, with a start, a middle and an end, and there s no t This little novel about small town life in 19th century England deals with a group of ladies in Cranford and their daily travails, is easy to read and filled with amusing anecdotes The story flies by too quickly and ends too soon, however, leaving a taste of insubstantiality and emptiness, like when you f...


  9. says:

    Ah, so delightful I loved this It s really a series of vignettes, and, if there is a plot at all, it doesn t show up until halfway through But it s so funny And sad And it s all about women I laughed aloud a few times, and almost cried a few other times Sigh. I m such a sucker for this stuff But I loved it Despite its disjunctive narrative, I read the whole book in less than three days But I m strange that way.For Happy I would alert readers to spoilers, but there actually isn t much Ah, so delightful I loved this It s really a series of vignettes, and, if there is a plot at all, it doesn t show up until halfway through But it s so funny And sad And it s all about women I laughed aloud a few times, and almost cried a few other times Sigh. I m such a sucker for this stuff But I loved it Despite its disjunctive narrative, I read the whole book in less than three days But I m strange that way.For Happy I would alert readers to spoilers, but there actually isn t much to spoil Yeah, the makers of the Masterpiece adaptation took some serious liberties with the plot or lack thereof The series is fun and I m really enjoying it, but it contains several plot lines that are not in the book In fact, arguably the most important plot lines in the series are completely made up as opposed to completely made up by Gaskell, I guess For example, the young doctor and his girl, and all the associated story lines, simply do not exist in the book The carpenter with the broken bones it s all made u...


  10. says:

    Great fun Mrs Gaskell s gentle yet probing comedy of manners is a book worthy of many readings There s a lot of dressing up in this book wearing the perfect hat for the occasion, buying the latest material, dressing a cow in flannel, Peter s ill received joke...