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by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,1st World Library,1stworld Library

eBook Cousin Phillis download ISBN: 1595406271
Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,1st World Library,1stworld Library
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (December 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 140
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ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Knutsford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England.

ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Knutsford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Cross Street, Manchester. For the first sixteen years of her marriage, she combined the activities of motherhood, the management of a busy household and parish work in an area notorious for its poverty and appalling living conditions. She also travelled and started to write

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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest libraries. We hold over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents and 3 million sound recordings. The novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell is now best-known as the author of Cranford and North and South, and the biographer of her friend Charlotte Brontë.

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848

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Paxondano
I read this little novella because I heard it said that Gaskell's later works were her best. In the case of Cousin Phillis I would have to diasagree. It was a sweet little story with well drawn characters but the plot was totally predictable. It seems that in 19th century England being disappointed in love almost always led to a long and near fatal illness from which the young lady, if she survived, emerged vastly improved in temperament and virtue and went on to live a quiet, unremarkable, but socially acceptable life. In this story we are presented with a young woman who is already the height of feminine virtue and beauty but who through a very quiet and confined country life as a minister's only child is completely unacquainted with society. She is, though, in possession of a very fine mind that hungers for greater knowledge and is a great reader, educated in latin and greek. It is perhaps this dangerous combination of unworldly naiveté combined with longing after greater knowledge and understanding of the world that leads her to become infatuated with a charming, handsome, well-travelled and yet inconstant young friend of the family. The drama that ensues is exactly what is to be expected from a story of this period, though written in Mrs. Gaskell's engaging style it was well worth reading.
Yar
I downloaded the free Kindle version of this ebook because I wanted to try another story by Gaskell. I've read The Moorland Cottage and found that it ended in a strange way.

Cousin Phillis was published in parts and appeared as a serial story in The Cornhill Magazine. (per various web resources) This was the second to last title written by Gaskell before her death. Her last novel being Wives and Daughters - one of her most successful titles.

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Paul Manning is a young man setting out on his own for the first time in the working world. His job as a railway worker takes him far from home. He is a clerk and just learning the ways of career and life. He discovers that he has distant relatives in the area, The Holmans.

The head of that household is an extremely hard working farmer and minister. I found him to be a well-drawn and interesting character. The Minister has a plain, simple wife, and a lovely daughter named Phillis. Paul spends a lot of time with this family. The story is about his relationship and interaction with them as well as with his boss, Mr. Holdsworth. It's mostly a family drama, mixed with romance, throwing in religious elements, and a lot of thought provoking sections on duty and life choices.

I hate to tell readers NOT to read a book, but I'm close to doing that. The author gives away a big spoiler, in my opinion, about 50% through the story. It also ends in an unsatisfactory way. VERY unsatisfactory. Wikipedia states: "Most critics agree that Cousin Phillis is Gaskell's crowning achievement in the short novel."

Yikes.

One of the online resources states that this story was intended to be six parts - it is only four. Ms. Gaskell did die unexpectedly, but was this an unfinished piece? I don't think so.

Cousin Phillis is one of those strange stories that I enjoyed very much while reading certain sections. I got teary eyed, I stopped to think about the powerful words of the author, but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone. A very strange combination.
Butius
I like Elizabeth Gaskell's books, but this one ends too abruptly and unsatisfyingly. (Wikipedia says more installments were planned but never finished.)

Young Paul Manning leaves his parents' home to begin his first job. His work takes him to a part of England where his mother has relatives and he becomes acquainted with his mother's cousin and her husband (Rev. and Mrs. Holman) and their daughter, Phillis.

I can't tell you what happens next, but be forewarned there is no happily ever after.
WinDImmortaL
I felt it could have been more developed. I would have liked to have seen this as a novel instead of a small novella or a large short story.

The theme of her story was there-that in general, women love longer and are more loyal, whereas men tend to be more fickle, as a passage of time tends to cause them to forget.

I understood that, but I felt this could have been more developed. I was also left, wanting to know more of what happened to the heroine.

It is a good read, but I believe most would feel more satisfied if they bought this little novella/short story in a book that had a collection of Mrs. Gaskell's short stories in which this was one of several.
Onetarieva
Sweet story about a young woman and her first love in the timeframe when the railways were built in England. On the one hand the story is a bit too religious for my taste, but on the other it describes the way (and mindset) in which people in that era lived very well.
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Fast Lovebird
I liked the authors way of writing. It had a way of lending to something exciting ahead. But it didn't.
Good writing, but I wasn't satisfied with the ending.