FREE BOOKS TO READ SPONSORS

Atlanta Nightlife

Christmas With
St. Nick

Electronics
Recycling

FSBO Leads For
Real Estate Agents

Real Estate
Agent Coaching

Cranford
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Page 1 of 361


CRANFORD 

CHAPTER I--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 railroad.  In short, whatever does
become of the gentlemen, they are not at Cranford.  What could they
do if they were there? The surgeon has his round of thirty miles,
and sleeps at Cranford; but every man cannot be a surgeon.  For
keeping the trim gardens full of choice flowers without a weed to
speck them; for frightening away little boys who look wistfully at
the said flowers through the railings; for rushing out at the geese
that occasionally venture in to the gardens if the gates are left

  First Page    Next Page    Last Page  

Titles Menu   View Credits and Copyright