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  • Title: Cranford
  • Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Béatrice Vierne
  • ISBN: 9782851979063
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Au XIXe si cle, le petit village anglais de Cranford vit au rythme des discussions autour du th et des entorses aux convenances Au fil des saisons, Mary Smith rend visite ses amies et connaissances Elle est ainsi t moin de tous les grands et petits v nements qui bouleversent la soci t de Cranford deuils, scandales amoureux mais aussi manque d argent Car ces damesAu XIXe si cle, le petit village anglais de Cranford vit au rythme des discussions autour du th et des entorses aux convenances Au fil des saisons, Mary Smith rend visite ses amies et connaissances Elle est ainsi t moin de tous les grands et petits v nements qui bouleversent la soci t de Cranford deuils, scandales amoureux mais aussi manque d argent Car ces dames de bonnes familles se doivent de dissimuler leur pauvret sous le vernis de l l gance.
    Cranford Au XIXe si cle le petit village anglais de Cranford vit au rythme des discussions autour du th et des entorses aux convenances Au fil des saisons Mary Smith rend visite ses amies et connaissances El

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    1. the humor is so sly at times it s difficult to believe that this was written over 150 years ago I guess that gentle social humor has always been with us this was one of my status updates while reading Cranford, my first experience reading Elizabeth Gaskell As I finished reading, I felt the same way pleased with the experience, surprised at the wit and wisdom written so well so many years ago But then I ask myselfWhy am I surprised There are always intelligent women and always intelligent women w [...]

    2. I ll admit I m no procurer of Victorian liteary novels, but I ve always wanted to dabble in the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, the woman who had the honor of writing The Life of Charlotte Bront Cranford is said to be slightly humorous, with a unique take on the lives of women during that era A bit humorous, partly due to the preposterousness of the attitudes surrounding small town etiquette, yes, but I wouldn t call it humorous in the general sense And yet these characters are electrifying and thei [...]

    3. FINALLY, an Elizabeth Gaskell book that I enjoyed I honestly didn t think I would enjoy this book, and was almost regretting putting it on my Dewey s 24 Hour Readathon TBR And whaddya know, I finished it Cranford follows a group of women living in the small fictional town of, you guessed it, Cranford The women live in genteel poverty and have very old fashioned mindsets about life and social niceties and norms The book is told from the perspective of Mary Smith or Elizabeth Gaskell , and focuses [...]

    4. This is a book about the village of Cranford which mainly women inhabit women who live according to customs and norms and who are quite fond of gossip If you think this sounds good then this might be a book for you, but I personally got very tired of it very quickly Each chapter follows a new anecdote, and while some of them were quite entertaining, most of them were dull and quite shallow, in my eyes I m sure the ladies of those days thought them of the utmost importance, but I couldn t seem to [...]

    5. 3.5 stars, rounded down.Want to take a trip to a small English town in the mid 1800s, meet the people and see what everyday life was like for the female population Open Cranford and travel in time It is a sweet and simple book, comprised of what seems like vignettes than an actual plot line Nothing exciting happens, life just unfolds, and yet you feel attached to these women, admiring the grace with which they handle their sometimes difficult world, the way they navigate a system that pigeonhol [...]

    6. Delightful I went into this totally blind, knowing only that it s a respected classic by the author of NORTH AND SOUTH I had no idea what to expect, but I certainly wasn t expecting this CRANFORD is all about the village of Cranford, which is mostly inhabited by shabby genteel spinsters and widows The whole book is a serious of humorous vignettes about life there as related by an outsider, Mary Smith, who frequently goes to stay with her elderly friend Miss Matty Through the eyes of the narrator [...]

    7. What a gorgeous book After years of avoiding Victorian literature, in the past twelve months I ve fallen in love with Gaskell s writing This is a short work a series of episodes than a linear narrative It centres on the lives of a group of women who dominate society in the small town of Cranford They are united by being single widows and spinsters and by the fact that live in genteel poverty Cranford is at times laugh out loud funny, at times deeply moving Within five minutes of starting the no [...]

    8. This little novel about small town life in 19th century England deals with a group of ladies in Cranford and their daily travails, is easy to read and filled with amusing anecdotes The story flies by too quickly and ends too soon, however, leaving a taste of insubstantiality and emptiness, like when you finish eating candy floss cotton candy, for the Americans out there Because this book doesn t really tell a story in the traditional sense, with a start, a middle and an end, and there s no tradi [...]

    9. Ah, so delightful I loved this It s really a series of vignettes, and, if there is a plot at all, it doesn t show up until halfway through But it s so funny And sad And it s all about women I laughed aloud a few times, and almost cried a few other times Sigh I m such a sucker for this stuff But I loved it Despite its disjunctive narrative, I read the whole book in less than three days But I m strange that way.For Happy I would alert readers to spoilers, but there actually isn t much to spoil Yea [...]

    10. I adore this one A brilliant, fascinating book It s not necessarily Gaskell s best written but it s written so lovingly, with such wonderful characters and such a realisation and enjoyable presentation of a small town and the community of women within it, that I can t help but love it It s also hilarious I d also highly recommend the Penguin Classics edition it has brilliant appendixes and notes at the back

    11. Great fun Mrs Gaskell s gentle yet probing comedy of manners is a book worthy of many readings There s a lot of dressing up in this book wearing the perfect hat for the occasion, buying the latest material, dressing a cow in flannel, Peter s ill received jokes No clear plot, but then I don t usually read for the plots The character studies here are priceless.

    12. Beautifully observed and gently funny, Cranford is less a novel than it is a series of vignettes, drawn from the lives of a small group of genteelly impoverished older women in a small town in mid nineteenth century England Gaskell is quite gentle with her characters, I think perhaps because she was aware of how limited a life she was creating for them with all the social restrictions placed on unmarried women, with just enough social status to be unable to work to support themselves, but with n [...]

    13. I picked this up due to a review by Jo Walton on Tor She described it as something like a mid 19th Century English Lake Wobegone, which gives a tolerably accurate sense of the discursive tone Charming and kindly, with only a tenuous thread of anything one might call a plot, but nonetheless absorbing I quite liked it It is available as a free e edition on Kindle.The first person voice makes it very naturally a told story, untouched by the later cinematic techniques that infiltrated narratives in [...]

    14. Pr pare toi une bonne tasse de th pas du th vert , mets y un peu de cr me et juste ce que tu aimes de sucre Installe toi dans ton endroit pr f r , et s il pleut comme aujourd hui c est encore mieux Prends un plaid au cas o Tu vois On est Cranford Petite ville ville, pas tr s loin de Londres avec ses r gles, ses coutumes et surtout son tiquette et sa biens ance Et les femmes de la ville y tiennent Tu vas te retrouver dans une petite boule a neige ou le temps s est presque arr t et si tu as aim Ja [...]

    15. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of this book, after having been so swept away by North and South This is quite different, but the two together showcase the bright talent that was Elizabeth Gaskell Another reviewer has described the novel as adorable, and I heartily agree It was so lovely to shake off the dust of my day for a few stolen moments in Cranford.

    16. Let me start by saying that I probably would have enjoyed this book if I hadn t seen and loved the BBC s adaptation of Cranford like 10 years ago Because this book is effectively a series of individual vignettes all set in the same village The adaptation, in contrast, overlaps and spreads the vignettes out over the course of its episodes, allowing a coherent storyline to emerge So There s nothing WRONG with the vignettes But you don t find out the narrator s name until about two thirds of the [...]

    17. Cranford is a small English village inhabited mostly by ladies Few gentlemen take up residence.Much ado about the proper ways to conduct life There are few men who the women seem to enjoy There is loss, death, marriage and childbirth like any other village There is social standings and one who is a go to person for knowledge of what is correct, that they depend on Cranford society changes and comes full circle in the end.I wish I had found it interesting than I did At times had a hard time stay [...]

    18. I liked this, it was sweet and humorous and quick to listen to Although, I can t remember much that happened There was the scene with the cat, some stuff about hats and fashions, some downfalls and some reunions A snapshot of small town life in 19th century England, not a lot has changed really.

    19. The 1001 Books list has totally changed the way I read novels It s given me access to writers that have deeply influenced the way I see the world and has given me memories of characters and storylines that have been incredibly powerful And then it s introduced me to Elizabeth Gaskell and the trivial wittering rubbish of Cranford.This is a book about absolutely nothing I recently thought Northanger Abbey lacked any substance How very wrong I was Cranford redefines pointlessness I waited in vain f [...]

    20. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell is Victorian literature at its best A small community in this case, for some reason populated almost exclusively by women, in which all the events of the larger world occur love, death, marriage, childbirth, financial struggles but in microcosmically allowing their repercussions to reverberate loudly while simultaneously being softened by the arch tone of the book and rather hilarious eccentricities of the town s inhabitants.I loved this book I would avoid living t [...]

    21. 1800 lerde ngiltere de Cranford adl bir kasabada ya ayan bir grup kad n n g nl k ya ant lar n anlatan kitap asl nda ok mizahi ve d nemine g re ok feminist ve Viktorya d nemi ngilteresine ta lamalarla dolu O d nemden bi caan m Jane Austen bilen ve sevenlere bu Charles Dickens ile arkada l k kurmu ge hele de T rk ede epeyce ge ke fedilmi zeki han mefendiyi iddetle tavsiye ederim Kitab n giri c mlesi zaten olacaklar n habercisi Her eyden nce, Cranford, lar n elindedir

    22. This book is extremely slow and suits itself for audiobook While there is no drama, the book gives a good sense of the Cranford society, where values are important than financial means, and economies are made even out of candles The story is ideal for those who want to return to old historical times where any minor familial discussion is a significant event, and where letters are in such abundance that an entire chapter can be dedicated to them Reading the story as slowly as possible can signif [...]

    23. Is it possible to discuss Cranford without using the word charming It d be like playing literary Taboo Like trying to talk about The Road without saying bleak, or Catcher in the Rye without insufferable twat Cranford is a charming book If it seems a bit episodic than plot driven, it s because it is it was originally commissioned by Dickens as a series of eight essays for his publication Household Works It was enormously popular, so Gaskell ended up novelizing it And it does have a bit plot tha [...]

    24. I ended up liking this much better than I thought I would At first I was lost as to how all the characters fit together It felt like walking into a room full of people not knowing anyone In addition to not knowing anyone in the room nobody acknowledges my presence I m in the middle of a conversation not knowing anything about the lives of people around me I found it daunting getting up to speed on the life and times of the people of Cranford I even considered abandoning it I am glad I was patien [...]

    25. At first, Cranford may seem superficially quaint in it s manner, as it relates the story of a small country town made up of mostly middle aged women But to read it only for it s quaintness is to do yourself a disservice, for there is strength to this novel than just that The first thing I noticed while reading was the surprisingly modern humor to be picked up on From forcing laxatives on a fine lace eating cat, to dolling over a cow loved as a daughter my examples may all be animal related, but [...]

    26. Charming start I went to bed the first night envisioning livestock in grey flannel petticoats.Mr Dickens v Dr Johnson Count me in with ol Chuck any day

    27. To prime myself for Return to Cranford, the new Masterpiece Classic sequel to last year s award winning mini series Cranford on PBS, I wanted to read Mrs Gaskell s original novel that it was adapted from Since I am always short of reading time, I chose instead to listen to an audio recording, my favorite pastime during my commute to work After a bit of research on Cranford audio book recordings, I settled on the Naxos edition From my experience with their recording of Jane Austen s novels I knew [...]

    28. Sigh CranfordI just love Cranford I know it s definitely the kind of book that s not everyone s style but it s just so sweet, and hilarious, and comfortable It s written in a series of vignettes and it can feel a bit scattered, but maybe that s why I like it It feels real like a friend is writing you bits and pieces of a place she loves Just Captain Brown I love so many of the characters in the book and their oh so subtle quirks and funniness Miss Pole is by far my favorite of the ladies Captain [...]

    29. I read once that the purpose of literature was to allow you to meet people that you d never get the chance to otherwise In Cranford, it s Victorian ladies d un certain age, living in genteel poverty and doing their best to keep up appearances It s a wonderful book, with many humorous scenes, and while Gaskell pokes fun at her characters, nevertheless she likes them, and so will you A few samples I was right I think that must be an hereditary quality, for my father says he is scarcely ever wrong [...]

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