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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Aug 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: ebook
Recommended for: people who like Jane Austen's novels
Read from August 15 to 18, 2010

Everybody has heard of Jane Austen, but hardly anybody has heard of Elizabeth Gaskell, and I think that's a shame. This is a charming book of interrelated vignettes about the women of Cranford, their lives and lost loves and fears and foibles, reminding me a bit of Garrison Keillor's tales of Lake Wobegon. I'm looking forward to reading her other books (several of which I have seen in miniseries adaptations).

I downloaded it for free from Feedbooks, a great source for public-domain etexts.

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15.0% "Oh, this is charming."
50.0% "Cranford is clearly Victorian for Lake Wobegon."
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Sarah Try North and South--it's my favorite! ...Which probably means you won't care for it. ;)

Isis I have it loaded on my ebook! I just figured that I would start with a book I hadn't seen in miniseries version.

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