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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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  • Cranford | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    Cranford

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    This classic novel has been thrice adapted for the screen by the BBC. Mary Smith relates the story of her time with middle-aged spinster sisters Miss Matty and Miss Deborah. Witty, poignant, and often ironic, Cranford is the tale of what these two women will do to remain respectable, proper, and kind with only moderate means.

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  • The Poor Clare | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    The Poor Clare

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    The intentional killing of a woman's dog unleashes a torrent of rage. In her desire for revenge, the woman curses the dog's killer: All that the murderer loves most, he will lose. This haunting tale brilliantly demonstrates Elizabeth Gaskell's understanding of the tensions between Catholics and Protestants and the harsh realities of class society.

  • North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    North and South

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated By Mary Ann Spiegel
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    When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Anglican Church in a crisis of conscience, she and her family are uprooted from their comfortable home in Hampshire to move to the north of England. At first repulsed by the hideousness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the suffering and poverty of the local mill workers and is stirred by a passionate sense of social justice. This is complicated by her tempestuous relationship with the mill's owner and self-made man, John Thornton.

  • The Grey Woman | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    The Grey Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated By Jane Greensmith
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    A "Bluebeard" story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well.

  • Cranford | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    Cranford

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated By Sibella Denton
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    "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.

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