Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

The town of Cranford is filled with spinster women. They live their lives, they gossip, they attend magic shows, they bury their dead. But, most of all, they love and support each other through everything.

For a book written in the 1850s, Cranford can be pretty snarky. Aside from the Victorian style of writing, it’s easy to forget just how long ago Gaskell lived. It is sometimes excessively wordy (it was written originally as a serial after all). Some of the stories are funny. Some are dull. It’s a pretty good book overall. Not my favorite, but still good to read.

3 (out of 5) Stars

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