I read this book on Project Gutenberg. It is a compilation of short stories. The first and longest of the stories is "The Grey Woman," and it is also the best of all of them. Who would have thought Elizabeth Gaskell would write a page-turning adventure, mystery story? I loved it. I hope to find other stories such as this among Project Guttenberg's collection.
"Six Weeks at Heppenheim" was good, too. I didn't even understand the purpose of "Disappearances."
The rest of the stories had fine qualities, but they were too moralistic for my tastes. A few were downright preachy. They were worth reading, but