Elizabeth Gaskell BBC Collection: Cranford / North & South / Wives & Daughters DVD

Elizabeth Gaskell BBC Collection: Cranford / North & South / Wives & Daughters DVD

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play This elegant box set includes Cranford This BBC dramatisation of three of Elizabeth Gaskell&39;s novels captures the small absurdities and tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford a small rural Cheshire town inhabited largely by women This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster imagined burglaries tragic accidents and the reapparance of long-lost relatives North And South A powerful adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell&39;s feisty and passionate love story set across the social divides in the changing world of Victorian industrial society Margaret Hale is one of literature&39;s most original heroines a southerner from a country vicarage newly settled in the industrial northern town of Milton In the shock of her move she misjudges charismatic cotton mill-owner John Thornton whose strength of purpose and passion are a match for her own pride and wilfulness When the workers of Milton call a strike Margaret takes their side and the two are brought into deeper conflict As events spiral out of control Margaret - to her surprise - begins to fall in love with Thornton Wives And Daughters After years spent as a widower village doctor Mr Gibson has decided to remarry; something for which his rather naive daughter Molly is wholly unprepared Molly&39;s world is soon overturned by the arrival of an unwanted stepmother and a bewitching beautiful stepsister Cynthia In spite of the circumstances of their acquaintance and of being so entirely different from one another the two girls instantly form a close relationship But it is a friendship that is put to the test when they look set to become rivals in love Matters are further complicated when a dangerous secret emerges from Cynthia&39;s past in which she entangles Molly with serious consequences for them both

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