Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell


Read for the Gaskell Reading Challenge over on GaskellBlog.com.Β 

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing is so charming that she reels you right in and doesn’t let go until the very end. Reading about the lives of old Victorian women was so fascinating to me, for some reason. They were such lovely ladies – I almost hated to bid them goodbye at the last words, especially dear Miss Matty. It had romance and comedy and drama and interesting people that you want to read about, and end up feeling very close to.Β  The Victorian era is one I am particularly fond of so I loved reading a first hand account of Victorian life, especially from a female perspective.

I fully intend to visit Cranford again in the future, and to continue reading Mrs. Gaskell’s other works, including North & South and her short stories. (I am also very much looking forward to seeing the film!)