The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is c

  • Title: The Grey Woman
  • Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Charles River Editors
  • ISBN: 9781419165054
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modernThis scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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    1 thought on “The Grey Woman”

    1. I always enjoy a Gaskell gothic novella and this one was no exception - thoroughly enjoyable, gripping and dramatic. I adore her writing style and her characterisation, and just how different everything she writes is.

    2. Listened to this audio book free from librivox. The reader was decent considering it was just done by a volunteer. I enjoyed this gothic short story by Gaskell. I've read a remarkable romance/social commentary by her (North & South) and a humorous collection of stories in Cranford. This was different from both of them. Suspenseful and interesting.

    3. Oh, the suspense! Listening to the audio book while driving down dark country roads may not have been the wisest move. My eyes kept darting back and forth looking for what?! Thriller of a short story.

    4. This is not a spoiler but a recommendation: if you listen to the Librivox audiobook it will behoove you to follow along with the written words at least for sections 2 and 3. Otherwise, the last paragraph of the story may leave you confused. Hint: names matter. Moving on, I had to read this once and then skim again to figure out what I missed. Beyond that, there are some beautiful relationships that are hard to discuss without spoiling the story.It is a most unusual story for its time, I believe, [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this. Suspenseful, creepy, with well-drawn characters, and a strong side-note of women saving women (even when they can't save themselves). Feels complete -- everything it should be -- despite its short length.

    6. This is the first Gaskell story I've read, and I really enjoyed it! I read it on audiobook, so I do feel like I need to read it again to better understand it. However, I had a really good reading experience. I also had a really good class discussion on this story about race, gender, and queerness. This story is really strange and horrible, but it's fascinating. Definitely recommend.

    7. It kept me on my toes. There is a lot of suspense, drama, murder, revenge. This is my first Gaskell and I can’t wait to read more!

    8. They Grey Woman is a captivating short story. It's length does not at all hinder it's character development, intrigue or its suspenseful nature. A worthwhile and free audiobook to listen to.

    9. I have not been a huge fan of the Victorian Gothic novels I have read, but The Gray Lady has made me want to try more. My one problem was I struggled to keep many of the people straight (some of that was probably me not paying close enough attention), so when the end reveal came I was at a complete loss.

    10. I can't understand the low ratings for this story; I can only imagine people are expecting too much of it when, for what it is, it is a charming, even thrilling little piece which, although fanciful at times, is a quick and enjoyable read.

    11. This was free on an audiobooks app I found to use while my audible credits reset. It was short and so so sad. =( But well written and the woman who spoke the words did a great job.

    12. Una muy buena lectura. La historia es de la longitud ideal, interesante y con bastante suspenso. Es un estilo totalmente diferente a lo que he leído de Elizabeth Gaskell pero muy entretenido.

    13. This story gets a little weirda modern version of bluebeardI recommend it, take a look,it's only a 3 hour audiobookThere's much this night to be feared

    14. I really liked this one. I thought it was well told. The villain started out at the level of the duke from Browning's "My Last Duchess" but quickly got more sinister. A good quick story.

    15. I read Gaskell's North and South some years back for a class, but hadn't read any of her work beyond that. I was intrigued by the idea of exploring her shorter work and I'm glad I chose to listen to The Grey Woman. It's a nice, short read about a woman who gradually discovers her husband has a dark secret and must seek help from others in order to find deliverance. I think there is something to be sad for its presentation of the difficulty women can face in escaping from the patriarchal control [...]

    16. Gaskell's prose is unparalleled, regardless of the genre. While this book tends more towards gothic, or thriller, her heroines are believable and emphatic, and their adventures seem incredibly progressive for their time, especially when dealing with cross-dressing and even cross-gender. It is about the survival of the woman, of a wife, any wife, who has been ill-treated by her husband and decided to stand it no more.

    17. This story was a gripping yet depressing tale of a woman who marries a man who is not the person she thought he was, and then attempts to flee with her life. This story has been copied so much though that I had to forcibly remind myself that this was one of if not the original story.

    18. Short and pretty standard Elizabeth Gaskell. I wasn't crazy about it, but I don't regret reading it either.

    19. Oh my word! How absolutely terrifying! I can imagine young women at the time reading this novella and then running from any future marriage proposal, screaming into the night. This has #whyweneedfeminism written all over it.

    20. What a wonderful Gothic novella. I never felt completely comfortable reading this story, which led to my wanting to flip to the last few pages to fiind out how the story came to a conclusion. But I behaved and didn't! Definitely thought provoking in how times have changed so much in such a relatively short period of time. Excellent read if you slow down and let it soak in. You will be drawn into this character's journey. Wonderful story line and what I found to be unique twists and turns through [...]

    21. „The grey woman“ ist eine ganz klassische gothic Gruselgeschichte.Einer jungen, wunderschönen Müllerstochter wird der Hof gemacht, von einem charmanten, reichen Adligen. Es ist ihr erster Kontakt zur „Gesellschaft“ und sie begeht den unschuldigen Fehler diesem Mann zu viel Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken und ist verlobt, ohne je eingewilligt zu haben, weil man eben von ihrem Verhalten darauf schließt.Sie liebt diesen Mann nicht, muss ihn aber heiraten und mit ihm auf sein Schloss in Frankr [...]

    22. A very good, suspenseful short story. I listened to the story and got very caught up. My only problem was that I didn't pay enough attention to names as the story progressed so when it ends with the revelation of a name, I was unable to understand the climax. I had to go find a print copy of the story before I finally "got it". Of course, that was my problem and had nothing to do with the quality of the story itself.I listened again to this story (September 2015) and again missed the ending beca [...]

    23. A lot different than Gaskell's other books. This one's kind of spooky! It's an interesting story. Nothing really stands out as amazing, but it's entertaining. I have figured out what the ending means!! She says that her daughter's sweetheart is the son of the murdered man. I don't really know what she means by telling her daughter all this, though. Does the fact that "your father murdered his father" mean that they can or can't get married? Is she trying to prevent the marriage, or is she just t [...]

    24. I enjoyed this short story first published in 1861 and set in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. It was somewhat predictable, but it was fun and eerie. I wish that there was still a venue for this type of entertainment. While artsy stories that look deep into the human experience are great, sometimes adventure and fear are all you want. I can see how much fun it would have been to read this out loud to the family. Speaking, of reading out loud, like many others, I discovered this 50-pag [...]

    25. I listened to the audio version of The Grey Woman (Librivox audio), by Elizabeth Gaskell recently. The entire three-chapter story ran for two hours and twelve minutes. It was a fascinating tale written in 1861 that still holds up today: A middle class beauty’s reluctant marriage to a seemingly charming aristocrat launches her into a dangerous life from which she attempts to escape, aided by a resourceful servant/friend. Jane Greensmith’s narration is well done. Highly recommended.

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