Cousin Phillis

Cousin Phillis

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by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 

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Cousin Phillis is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mother's family and his (second) cousin Phillis Holman, who is confused by her own placement at the edge of adolescence. Most critics agree that Cousin Phillis is Gaskell's crowning achievement in the short novel. The story

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Cousin Phillis is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mother's family and his (second) cousin Phillis Holman, who is confused by her own placement at the edge of adolescence. Most critics agree that Cousin Phillis is Gaskell's crowning achievement in the short novel. The story is uncomplicated; its virtues are in the manner of its development and telling. Cousin Phillis is also recognized as a fitting prelude for Gaskell's final and most widely acclaimed novel, Wives and Daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607782179
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
818,025
File size:
169 KB

Meet the Author

Friend of and collaborator with Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) is a leading figure in Victorian literature.

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Cousin Phillis 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Dominican More than 1 year ago
This is a character-centered book and not as descriptive as most of Gaskell's other work. I found it to be on the thin side, but it is a novella and more about relationships than anything else. I liked it the least of all of Gaskell's other work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't have the other books mentioned. But it does have some cute illustrations to help make up for that. However, be forewarned: Lots of OCR issues make it tough to read.
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