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    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Elizabeth Gaskell highlights the difference between the middle and working classes in this tale set in the time of the Industrial Revolution. A largely autobiographical story, she also highlights the good that each group can do for each other, and the friendships and understandings that can blossom between two seemingly irreconcilable means and modes of life. Gaskell shows her great love of people, and of love itself, in this touching and enlightening tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too brief

    • By Sheryl A on 03-29-09

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Mary Barton (Dramatised)

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of Manchester life is set in the 19th century, when a series of bad harvests placed a heavy tax burden on workers. Gaskell's powerful drama, adapted here for Woman's Hour, is regarded as one of the most important novels of its time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for class reading

    • By Jaylen on 02-15-08

    Regular price: $17.05

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Mary Ann Spiegel
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator put me to sleep.

    • By danny crawford on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell's best-known work, is a humorous account of a nineteenth-century English village dominated by a group of genteel but modestly circumstanced 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.

    Regular price: $18.19

    • A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

    • By: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    A Victorian family gathers round the hearth, and one by one they tell each other their Winter's tales. Charles Dickens begins 'the round of stories they were to relate, as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire', and then hands over to Elizabeth Gaskell, Samuel Sidney and other respected contributors to the Christmas 1852 number of Household Words.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Great British Short Stories

    • A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written. The Dog – Arnold Bennet, Not On The Passenger List – Barry Pain, The Old Man’s Tale About The Queer Client – Charles Dickens, The Half Brothers – Elizabeth Gaskell, The Veiled Portrait – James McGovan, Markheim – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bottle Imp – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Adventures Of The Kind Mr. Smith – William J. Locke, The Man Of Mystery – Barry Pain, The Brazilian Cat – Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By Mike on 02-07-12

    Regular price: $20.65

    • A House to Let (HCR104fm Edition)

    • By: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When an elderly widower takes up lodgings in London, she develops an interest in the mysterious house to let across the way. What follows is a collection of stories and poetry of the house's previous occupants that gradually builds up the history of the house before the mystery is revealed.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Against a background of industrial unrest, misery, suspicion, jealousy, and the deaths of family and dear friends, the star-crossed love between mill owner John Thornton and the cultivated Margaret Hale is put to the test.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor audio quality

    • By K. Krieger on 11-18-07

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 5

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Vincent Marzello, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Edith Nesbit. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "The Wedding Knell" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell, and more.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Mary Barton

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mary Barton has a choice to make: either protect a member of her family or sit back and watch a terrible miscarriage of justice. Will she make the right decision in time?

    Regular price: $8.25

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Elizabeth Gaskell's compassionate, richly dramatic novel features one of the most original and fully-rounded female characters in Victorian fiction, Margaret Hale. It shows how, forced to move from the country to an industrial northern town, she develops a passionate sense of social justice, and a turbulent relationship with mill-owner John Thornton. North and South depicts a young woman discovering herself, in a nuanced portrayal of what divides people, and what brings them together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a fantastic abridgment!!!

    • By Readsforfun on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony and brilliant social observation which link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Women's Short Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader 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 is many.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Great Ghost Stories - Volume 2

    • By: F. Marion Crawford, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Le Fanu, and others
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson, Mary Woods, Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    This eerie collection includes: "The Doll's Ghost", "Thrawn Janet", "The Watcher", "The Old Nurse's Story", and "The Canterville Ghost".

    Regular price: $13.99

    • North & South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this classic Victorian novel, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the themes of love and social justice in an industrial age. Set in the north of England, out-of-towner Margaret Hale finds herself simultaneously attracted to mill owner John Thorton, and repulsed by the way he treats his workers. Full of history, romance, and social commentary, North & South will provoke your mind and tug at your heart. This production is read for you actress Jenny Agutter, most famously known for The Railway Children.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Småstadsliv i Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Åsa Kjellmann Erici
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elizabeth Gaskell lyckas i sin mest framgångsrika roman "Småstadsliv i Cranford" teckna ett rörande och humoristiskt porträtt av den lilla småstaden Cranford och dess invånare. Här ryms romantik, lögner och svek. Cranford är en stad styrd av kvinnor och det är dessa som står i händelsernas centrum. Gaskells roman "Cranford" ligger till grund för TV-serien med samma som lockat nya läsare till denna pärla. I originalöversättning av Karin Jensen.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Ruth [French Version]

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Emmanuelle Lemée
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    À Fordham, par une nuit d'hiver, Ruth, la jeune apprentie de Mrs Mason n'a pas le temps de s'ennuyer : demain, c'est le grand bal de la ville et toutes les couturières sont mobilisées ! Choisie pour sa beauté, elle se tiendra dans le vestibule de la salle de bal afin de réparer les accrocs aux robes des danseuses et fera la connaissance de M. Bellingham. Ils sympathisent puis naît une relation qui vaut à Ruth d'être congédiée. Malgré le jugement de la société, ils passent des jours heureux dans le pays de Galles.

    Regular price: $20.81

    • Norden und Süden

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    England inmitten der industriellen Revolution: Die ebenso selbstbewusste wie prinzipientreue Pfarrerstochter Margaret Hale zieht mit ihren Eltern vom ländlichen Süden in eine aufstrebende Metropole im Norden. Nur langsam gewöhnt sie sich an den Rauch, den Lärm und den rauen Umgangston. Als sie den erfolgreichen Fabrikbesitzer John Thornton kennenlernt, wird er zur Zielscheibe ihrer Vorurteile. Noch ahnt sie nicht, welch einflussreiche Rolle er bald in ihrem Leben spielen wird.

    Regular price: $35.76

    • Mary Barton

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    There are stark differences between rich and poor in the Manchester of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel, Mary Barton. Factory owners such as Mr Carson, do not understand the anger of their poverty stricken workers, and care little for their welfare. For the mill-workers, employment means food on the table and being one step away from starvation, but trying to gain any political power means risking a loss of livelihood.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth C Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Elizabeth Gaskell, famed author of Cranford, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. In Cousin Phillis, Paul Manning has only recently left home to work on the railway line for the dashing Mr Holdsworth. Lodging with an Independent Minister on the outskirts of London, he becomes acquainted with his distant cousins, where he is delighted to meet his genial relations, and not least his cousin Phyllis

    Regular price: $15.79

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