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Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I'll not listen to reason, she said, now in full possession of her voice, which had been rather choked with sobbing. Reason always means what someone else has got to say. 'First published in serial format in a magazine, Gaskell's Cranford is a delightfully light-hearted series of stories about early Victorian life…

Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.

Elizabeth Gaskell: Penguin Readers 6: North and South

Скачать книгу (размер 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 120) Аннотация: Life changes completely for Margaret Hale and her parents when they move to a smoky northern city. There, Margaret meets Mr Thornton, a wealthy cotton mill owner, and dislikes him immediately. But the mill owner falls passionately in love with her. Then his workers strike. Against a background of industrial drama and personal tragedy, is there any hope for Mr Thornton's dream?

Elizabeth Gaskell: Oxford Bookworms Library 4: Cranford

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Life in the small English town of Cranford seems very quiet and peaceful. The ladies of Cranford lead tidy, regular lives. They make their visits between the hours of twelve and three, give little evening parties, and worry about their maid-servants. But life is not always smooth — there are little arguments and jealousies, sudden deaths and unexpected marriages... Mrs Gaskell's timeless picture…

Elizabeth Gaskell: Tales of Mystery and the Macabre

Скачать книгу (размер 1 549 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 305) Аннотация: ‘In the great mirror opposite I saw myself, and right behind, another wicked fearful self, so like me my soul seemed to quiver within me, as though not knowing to which similitude of body it belonged…’ Elizabeth Gaskell is better known today for her pioneering social novels such as «Mary Barton» (1848) but she also wrote some fascinating tales of the supernatural and the macabre, which are…

Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 2 768 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 544) Аннотация: The sheer variety and accomplishment of Elizabeth Gaskell's shorter fiction is amazing.This new volume contains six of her finest stories that have been selected specifically to demonstrate this, and to trace the development of her art. As diverse in setting as in subject matter, these tales move from the gentle comedy of life in a small English country town in «Dr Harrison's Confessions», to…

Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters

Скачать книгу (размер 3 176 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 624) Аннотация: Focusing on two families, the Gibsons and the Hamleys, this novel describes the habits, loyalties, prejudices, petty snobberies, rumours and adjustments of a whole countryside hierarchy.

Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South

Скачать книгу (размер 2 278 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 448) Аннотация: Set in the mid-19th century, and written from the author's first-hand experience, North and South follows the story of the heroine's movement from the tranquil but moribund ways of southern England to the vital but turbulent north. Elizabeth Gaskell's skilful narrative uses an unusual love story to show how personal and public lives were woven together in a newly industrial society. This is a…