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01 July 2011

272 Pages

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199558308


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Cranford

New Edition

Elizabeth Gaskell
Edited by Elizabeth Porges Watson and Introduction and Notes by Dinah Birch

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of a much-loved classic, Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrayal of a Victorian small town dominated by women.
  • Dinah Birch's introduction reflects recent revaluations of Gaskell's work, focusing on Gaskell's response to social change as it transformed the lives of provincial women, and the growing recognition that Cranford is much more than the gently charming comedy that is was once taken to be.
  • Includes two related short stories, 'The Cage at Cranford' and 'The Last Generation in England'.
  • An appendix includes a selection of extracts from Dickens, Dinah Craik, Wilkie Collins, Ruskin and other contemporary novelists and social commentators on the coming of the railway, banking failures, household management, fashion, Oriental entertainers and the novel's first reviewers to ilustrate the diverse contexts in which Cranford took its place.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and expanded notes.
  • Introduction by Dinah Birch.
  • Up--to-date bibliography.
  • Revised chronology.
  • Explanatory Notes by Dinah Birch.
  • Appendix of contemporary responses to the novel and contemporary comment on household management, costume, financial and commercial controversies relevant to the text.
  • Reset Gaskell text.
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