Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Goodreads Rating: 3.85
Publisher: Penguin Popular Classics
Through the fictional Cranford, Elisabeth Gaskell depicts with ironic affection the people and old-fashioned customs and values of Knutsford, the small Chesshire town of her childhood.
First published as a magazine serial from 1851 and then in novel form in 1853, Cranford is probably the best-known work by Elizabeth Gaskell.