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Round the Sofa

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work. It introduces us to a set of characters who take turns to recount stories to one another during their weekly soirée. My Lady Ludlow tells the story of the widowed, aristocratic Lady Ludlow and her fierce resistance to change. It is told through the eyes of one of her young charges. Incidentally, it was one of the books used to create the TV series Cranford. An Accursed Race is actually an essay about a persecuted minority group, the Cagots in Western France. The Doom of the Griffiths. A Gothic short story about a cursed family and set in Wales. Half a Life-Time Ago. A novella set in the Wiltshire Dales. The Poor Clare. A Ghostly short story! The Half Brothers. A sad short story about brotherly love and a sheep-dog dog named Lassie! (Summary by Noel Badrian)

Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work. It introduces us to a set of characters who take turns to recount stories to one another during their weekly soirée. My Lady Ludlow tells the story of the widowed, aristocratic Lady Ludlow and her fierce resistance to change. It is told through the eyes of one of her young charges. Incidentally, it was one of the books used to create the TV series Cranford. An Accursed Race is actually an essay about a persecuted minority group, the Cagots in Western France. The Doom of the Griffiths. A Gothic short story about a cursed family and set in Wales. Half a Life-Time Ago. A novella set in the Wiltshire Dales. The Poor Clare. A Ghostly short story! The Half Brothers. A sad short story about brotherly love and a sheep-dog dog named Lassie! (Summary by Noel Badrian)
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Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work. It introduces us to a set of characters who take turns to recount stories to one another during their weekly soirée. My Lady Ludlow tells the story of the widowed, aristocratic Lady Ludlow and her fierce resistance to change. It is told through the eyes of one of her young charges. Incidentally, it was one of the books used to create the TV series Cranford. An Accursed Race is actually an essay about a persecuted minority group, the Cagots in Western France. The Doom of the Griffiths. A Gothic short story about a cursed family and set in Wales. Half a Life-Time Ago. A novella set in the Wiltshire Dales. The Poor Clare. A Ghostly short story! The Half Brothers. A sad short story about brotherly love and a sheep-dog dog named Lassie! (Summary by Noel Badrian)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

38:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:43