Elizabeth Gaskell

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Cranford


A man ...is so in the way in the house!' A vivid and affectionate portrait of a provincial town in early Victorian England, Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women. Undaunted by poverty, but d ismayed by changes brought by the railway and by new commercial practices, the ladies of Cranford respond to disruption with both suspicion and courage. Miss Matty and her sister Deborah uphold standards and survive personal tragedy and everyday dram as; innovation may bring loss, but it also brings growth, and welcome freedoms. Cranford suggests that representatives of different and apparently hostile social worlds, their minds opened by sympathy and suffering, can learn from each other. Its soc ial comedy develops into a study of generous reconciliation, of a kind that will value the past as it actively shapes the future. This edition includes two related short pieces by Gaskell, 'The Last Generation in England' and 'The Cage at Cranford', as well as a selection from the diverse literary and social contexts in which the Cranford tales take their place.
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Treasured household names, including Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzie, brought Elizabeth Gaskell´s Cranford to life in one of the best-loved classic dramas of all time. This celebratory omnibus edition includes the classic nov
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Cranford


Nejznámější román slavné anglické spisovatelky 19. století Elizabeth Gaskellové Cranford byl poprvé vydáván na pokračování v anglickém časopise Household Words, vedeném Charlesem Dickensem, v roce 1851. Nyní k Vám vůbec poprvé míří v českém překladu. Fiktivní městečko Cranford vykreslila autorka podle Knutsfordu v hrabství Cheshire, kde strávila podstatnou část svého dětství. Děj románu je vlastně sledem rozmarných epizod ze života Mary Smithové a jejích přítelkyň, staropanenských sester Matty a Deborah Jenkynsových. Scéna je zalidněna humorně pojatými postavami - jmenujme jen Betty Barkerovou, která miluje svou krávu, jako by to byla její dcera, ctihodnou, avšak letargickou paní Jamiesonovou, Thomase Holbrooka, ctitele slečny Matty, který zemře teprve rok po své cestě do Paříže, což však veřejnému mínění nebrání v tom, aby v ní vidělo příčinu jeho skonu, pochybného komorníka paní Jamiesonové pana Mullinera, potulného kouzelníka Signora Brunoniho či Petera Jenkynse, již dávno oplakanéh o bratra slečen Jenkynsových, jehož návrat z Indie obrátí městečko vzhůru nohama. Cranford není jen knihou, kterou si oblíbily již nespočetné generace, ale také vděčným námětem pro filmové a televizní zpracování - například výborně obsazené seriály B BC Cranford a Návrat do Cranfordu byly v roce 2010 odvysílány Českou televizí. Tentokrát si ji můžete vychutnat v kongeniálním - a vůbec prvním českém - překladu Květy Palowské.
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Život s láskou, život bez lásky


Román Život s láskou, život bez lásky napsala Elizabeth Gaskellová.Susan Dixonová je pohledná mladá dívka, jež strávila svůj dosavadní život na farmě Yew Nook v anglickém Westmorelandu. Smrt matky ji sice zasáhne, ale na truchlení nemá příliš mnoho času - musí zvládat péči o domácnost i nepříliš inteligentního mladšího bratra Willieho… a čas si najde i na lásku. Její svazek s pohledným, byť poněkud povrchním farmářským synkem Michaelem Hurstem se zdá být tou nejpřirozenější i nejsladší věcí na světě…Ovšem pak do její rodiny vtrhne zákeřná nemoc. Ona sama ji překoná bez následků, ale otec umírá a z Willieho se stává nesvéprávná přítěž. Susan se ho nechce vzdát, vždyť dala umírající matce slib, že ho nikdy neopustí. Avšak Michael má jiné představy o společném životě, a čím víc na Susan tlačí, tím víc se v jejích očích odcizuje. Susan, zmítaná mezi láskou k Michaelovi a smyslem pro pokrevní povinnost, si nakonec volí to druhé. Své rozdrásané srdce se snaží zahojit každodenní tvrdou prací. Leč ani smutné dny s šíleným a občas agresivním bratrem na osamělé farmě nejsou tou poslední ranou, která ji má v životě potkat. A tak se kdysi krásná dívka mění ve hrdou a zklamanou ženu, zoufale bránící to poslední, co jí v životě zbylo. Dočká se ještě lásky? A bude její oběť jednou odměněna? Odpovědi vetkla slavná anglická autorka Elizabeth Gaskellová do této rozsahem nevelké, ale emocemi překypující novely, do níž se můžete - díky citlivému překladu Jany Srbové - vůbec poprvé začíst i ve svém rodném jazyce.
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North and South (Penguin Popular Classics)


This novel is a study of the contrast between the values and habits of rural southern England and industrial northern England. The heroine, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a parson whose religious doubts force him to resign his Hampshire living and to move with his family to a northern city.
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OWC North and South


`she tried to settle that most difficult problem for women, how much was to be utterly merged in obedience to authority, and how much might be set apart for freedom in working.' North and South is a novel about rebellion. Moving from the industrial riots of discontented millworkers through to the unsought passions of a middle-class woman, and from religious crises of conscience to the ethics of naval mutiny, it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Through the story of Margaret Hale, the middle-class southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skilfully explores issues of class and gender in the conflict between Margaret's ready sympathy with the workers and her growing attraction to the charismatic mill ownder, John Thornton. This new revised and expanded edition sets the novel in the context of Victorian social and medical debate.
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OWC Cranford


This is the story of a small town in the north west of England during the 1840s and of kindness and friendliness between neighbours, but most of all, it is about the ladies of Cranford. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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OWC Ruth


One of the less familiar of Mrs. Gaskell's novels, Ruth was in its own time a cause celebre which not only contributed substantially to its author's growing reputation but also won the approval of a number of her distinguished contemporaries. The text used for this edition is based upon that of the first edition published in 1853.
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OWC Sylvia´s Lovers


A moving tale of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men, set in the time of Napoleon, against the tensions of wartime. As the author depicts Sylvia's fateful decision to marry one man while loving the other, she deftly interweaves the eternal themes of jealousy, unrequited love, and the consequences of individual choice.
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OWC Life of Charlotte Bronte


It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick Bront Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bront (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend of Charlotte Bront, and, having been invited to write the offical life, determined both to tell the truth and to honour her friend. She contacted those who had known Charlotte and travelled extensively in England and Belgium to gather material. She wrote from a vivid accumulation of letters, interviews, and observation, establishing the details of Charlotte's life and recreating her background. Through an often difficult and demanding process, Gaskell created a vital sense of a life hidden fro m the world. This edition is based on the Third Edition of 1857, revised by Gaskell. It has been collated with the manuscript, and the previous two editions, as well as with Charlotte Bront"'e's letters, and thus offers fuller information about the p rocess of composition than any previous edition.
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OWC Wives and Daughters


Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel, is regarded by many as her masterpiece. Molly Gibson is the daughter of the doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford. Her widowed father marries a second time to give Molly the woman's pr esence he feels she lacks, but until the arrival of Cynthia, her dazzling step-sister, Molly finds her situation hard to accept. Intertwined with the story of the Gibsons is that of Squire Hamley and his two sons; as Molly grows up and falls in love she learns to judge people for what they are, not what they seem. Through Molly's observations the hierarchies, social values, and social changes of early nineteenth-century English life are made vivid in a novel that is timeless in its representatio n of human relationships. This edition, the first to be based in the original Cornhill Magazine serialization of 1864-6, draws on a full collation of the manuscript to present the most accurate text so far available.
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Oxford Bookworms Library 4 Cranford


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 of small-town life in the first half of the nineteenth century has delighted readers for nearly 150 years.
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North and South


When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial tow
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Ruth


One of the less familiar of Mrs. Gaskell´s novels, Ruth was in its own time a cause celebre which not only contributed substantially to its author´s growing reputation but also won the approval of a number of her distinguished contemporaries. The text use
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North and South


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?
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North and South


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?
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