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    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When her father leaves the church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill owner and self-made man John Thornton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely, long, old fashioned-not just like the BBC series

    • By Erika on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson worships her widowed father. But when he decides to remarry, Molly’s life is thrown off course by the arrival of her vain, shallow, and selfish stepmother. There is some solace in the shape of her new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, sophisticated and irresistible to every man she meets. Soon the girls become close, and Molly finds herself cajoled into becoming a go-between in Cynthia’s love affairs. But in doing so, Molly risks ruining her reputation in the gossiping village of Hollingford - and jeopardizing everything with the man she is secretly in love with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as Good The Second Time Around

    • By Jane on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $20.66

    • North and South  

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Clare Wille
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Margaret Hale moves with her parents from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then, when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance - and one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s finest works.

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    • The Poor Clare

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Haunted House

    • By: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Scary--But Rather Romantic

    • By Tomsde on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 is a celebration of iconic female writers from the 19th and 20th centuries; featuring eight full-length stories relating the many experiences and complexities of womanhood. This collection brings together stories by Katherine Mansfield, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Kate Chopin and Jane Austen.  

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women." This is how our guide and narrator, Mary Smith, introduces us to the small English country town of Cranford. Young, modern Mary gives us her Austen-like view of small-town customs, Victorian values, decorum, and etiquette. Mary gives us a charming, sometimes gently mocking comedy of manners.

    Regular price: $17.13

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel, is regarded by many as her masterpiece. Molly Gibson is the daughter of the doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford. Her widowed father marries a second time to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks, but until the arrival of Cynthia, her dazzling stepsister, Molly finds her situation hard to accept. Intertwined with the story of the Gibsons is that of Squire Hamley and his two sons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a great book

    • By Diana on 07-11-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Joe Marsh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Cousin Phillis – a miniature masterpiece – is set in the 1840s, when the coming of the railway was changing the face of England, and quiet rural communities, coming into contact with the outside world, were changed forever. The story focuses on the effect these changes have on a naïve country girl, Phillis, as she encounters love, with all its pains and pleasures, for the first time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delicate Story

    • By Mama C on 01-08-11

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Women's Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader or listener - such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline, but for those who master it, the rewards are many. In this series of works by our greatest female writers we bring you a selection of those we consider the best. In Volume 1 we bring you the classics 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, and 'The Sexton’s Hero' by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Regular price: $3.81

    • Elizabeth Gaskell

    • The Short Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Elizabeth Gaskell is equally well known as Mrs Gaskell. When her mother died, she was three months old and she was sent to live in Knutsford, Cheshire with her Aunt Hannah, this setting would become the basis for her novel Cranford.

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    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Sibella Denton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "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.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    This is the story of Margaret Hale, a young English woman who accompanies her family's move from rural southern England to the industrial north. It proves to be a difficult change, with all the attendant social conflicts and cultural misunderstandings consequent to such situations. It is a study in contrasts. Mrs. Gaskell created one of the Victorian era's greatest heroines in Margaret Hale, a young lady of passionate intensity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Awesome Classic

    • By Cariola on 06-11-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Wives and Daughters (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Deborah McAndrew, Emerald O'Hanrahan, Jamie Newall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s, ‘Wives and Daughters’, first broadcast in the ‘Woman’s Hour Drama’ slots from 29 November 2010 - 10 December 2010.‘Wives and Daughters’ was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Rendition!

    • By sdtrogdon on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Mr. Harrison's Confessions

    • By: Elizabeth C Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Elizabeth Gaskell, famed authour of Cranforn, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. Mr. Harrison's Confessions is a warm, funny portrait of life in a small English town. Narrated by the young Doctor Harrison, we follow his practice and his courting in this charming tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very difficult to listen to

    • By Kristin on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $8.67

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Gruesome Ghosts: A Short Story Volume

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At some point in our lives we believe that creak, that low moan, that whisper is something unnatural, beyond our comprehension. And in these stories our instincts are right. We are afraid. And we should be. Perhaps even terrified. In this volume our classic authors take different approaches, but the result is inevitably the same. We are hooked by these unknowable forces, our emotions heightened and rattled by the expectation - or shock - of the next few words.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • The Femme Fatales of Horror

    • By: Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    Women, so often referred to as the gentler sex - in this volume at least, this is an unfounded and unlikely description. From their minds and pens comes a series of macabre, twisted tales that are anything but gentle. But as they weave their magic, usually black, and mesh you into their narrative you just know 'sugar and spice and all things nice' are not likely to be what little girls really are made of and certainly not these femme fatales.... 

    Regular price: $8.72

    • An Accursed Race

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Jordan D'Eri
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Wade into the tragic history of the Cagots, a group of Europeans who lived in Northern Spain and Western France who faced untold persecution. The horrors they faced seemed to be based in no real reasoning whatsoever, and Elizabeth Gaskell works to untangle the whys and hows of their hardships.  

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Great Horror Stories

    • Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil

    • By Kyle D Johnson on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $24.78

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