Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford

    keenreaderhas quoted3 years ago
    Our Society

    In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women. If a married couple come to settle in the town, somehow the gentleman disappears; he is either fairly frightened to death by being the only man in the Cranford evening parties, or he is accounted for by being with his regiment, his ship, or closely engaged in business all the week in the great neighbouring commercial town of Drumble, distant only twenty miles on a
    yulianikonovahas quoted5 years ago
    A man,” as one of them observed to me once, “is so in the way in the house!”
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