Cousin Phillis

Cousin Phillis

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by Elizabeth Gaskell, Joe Marsh
     
 

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The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community. Seventeen year old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her second cousin Paul Manning, at first reluctantly, comes to visit. He is the son of a rising inventor from Birmingham and is employed as a

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The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community. Seventeen year old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her second cousin Paul Manning, at first reluctantly, comes to visit. He is the son of a rising inventor from Birmingham and is employed as a clerk to Edward Holdsworth, the managing engineer of a railway company laying a line close to the farm. When Paul introduces his new employer and friend to Phillis he little realises the traumatic effect this will have on the young girl. Elizabeth Gaskell is never judgemental and sketches a subtle portrait of an unsophisticated mode of living that once touched by irresistible forces will never be the same again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843793540
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs 45 min
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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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