Advertisement

The social scene

  • Enid L. Duthie

Abstract

Not every lover of country life enjoys society, but Elizabeth Gaskell was as much at home in the haunts of men as in a rural landscape, and for a good reason: she loved people, wherever they were. Yet an important reservation must be made: the society she most enjoyed had country roots. She is one of the most faithful painters of the countryside: she is also one of the most admirable painters of the little country town. If, for many, her name still suggests Cranford, it is because Cranford stands for more than masterful spinsters and recipes for washing old lace; it is a part of the history of English provincial life, as vital and enduring as the hawthorn in the hedgerows or the tower of the centuries-old church.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Small Town Young Doctor Social Scene Country House 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Enid L. Duthie 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enid L. Duthie

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations