Cranford | Study Guide

Elizabeth Gaskell

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Overview

Author

Elizabeth Gaskell

Year Published

1853

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The limited-omniscient narrator of Cranford alternates between describing events in first- and third-person. The narrator is a frequent guest of the novel's main character Miss Matty.

Tense

Cranford is told in past tense

About the Title

Cranford tells the story of the aristocratic matriarchs of a small village called Cranford. The narrative takes place in 18th-century England and centers around the narrator's experiences as a frequent guest of a family friend named Miss Matty.

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