Questions tagged [elizabeth-gaskell]

For questions about the English author Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 – 1865) or about of her literary work, most famously novels such as "Cranford" and "Wives and Daughters".

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What does the narrator really mean by the following quote from the novel Cranford?

In the novel Cranford, there's a particular line that I'm having trouble understanding: If a married couple come to settle in town, somehow the gentleman disappears. I thought about it, and I came ...