The Resource Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell, (electronic resource)

Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell, (electronic resource)

Label
Cranford
Title
Cranford
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gaskell
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reappearance of long-lost relatives.By eschewing the conventional marriage plot with its nubile heroines and focusing instead on a group of middle-aged and elderly spinsters, Gaskell does something highly unusual within the novel genre. Through her masterful management of the novel's tone, she underscores the value and dignity of single women's lives even as she causes us to laugh at her characters' foibles. Charles Dickens was the first of many readers to extol its wit and charm, and it has consistently been Gaskell's most popular work
Summary
A comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town which describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women
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Audio
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technical information on music
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10074369
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1810-1865
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
Dewey number
813
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Wanda McCaddon
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  • McCaddon, Wanda
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Country life
  • Older women
  • Female friendship
  • England
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT10756505
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400199457
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756505
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756505
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400199457
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756505
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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