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Cousin Phillis - Elizabeth Gaskell
Cousin Phillis
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A haunting, beautifully controlled novella, Cousin Phyllis is considered to be among Elizabeth Gaskell's finest short works. Lodging with a minister on the outskirts of London, Paul Manning is initially dismayed to discover that the uncle he must visit in the country is also a churchman. Yet far... show more
A haunting, beautifully controlled novella, Cousin Phyllis is considered to be among Elizabeth Gaskell's finest short works. Lodging with a minister on the outskirts of London, Paul Manning is initially dismayed to discover that the uncle he must visit in the country is also a churchman. Yet far from the oppressively religious household he envisages, Manning is delighted to meet his genial relations—not least, his cousin Phyllis. But when Phyllis falls for the charms of his more sophisticated colleague, Manning's family ties render him powerless to prevent the inevitable heartbreak that ensues. Collaborator and friend of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) is a leading figure in Victorian literature.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781843911463 (1843911469)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Pages no: 134
Edition language: English
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.5 Gaskell Does Austen -- With a Twist
Facially, the story is your basic Austen setup with the sole difference apparent at first sight that the narrator is a male observer of the events (which incidentally is unusual for Gaskell, too) and [spoiler] there is no HEA -- the ending is open. [/spoiler] However, this wouldn't be Gaskell if s...
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This is an unabridged version, 48MB, running for 3.5 hours.Review from "The Dark Side of the Moon"Like "Cranford" and "Wives and Daughters", the novella "Cousin Phillis" is a variation on the themes that seemed to have preoccupied Elizabeth Gaskell: the changes wrought by mechanization and the diffe...
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