Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Gaskell). 1909 Oxford University Press World Classics edition (c/r 1853), 332 pages. Bound in red suede, gilt edges, writing on end paper, book ribbon trimmed, book in good condition. A novel of Victorian life in a town inhabited by mostly women, then in comes a man.

"In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses, above a certain rent, are women."

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