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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (327 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Natalie | 2/19/2014

    " Cousin Phyllis was actually one of my least favorite out of the short stories, though I still enjoyed it. I love North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and Wives and Daughters. The short stories were, to me, so different than these. There were ghost stories, tragic endings, and they were quite different than her other novels that I've read. Also, Cousin Phillis was supposedly going to have two more books to it. So it kind of just, ends. I really enjoyed these other sides of Elizabeth Gaskell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 2/6/2014

    " It was intricately written. The descriptions of people superb. Very short story and the plot was expected. I did enjoy it tremendously tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fanny | 2/4/2014

    " I was disappointed by this book, there was not much of a story, the characters were flat and uninteresting. The writing was good but I'm happy I read other Gaskell books before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicki | 1/15/2014

    " Good story. Not my favorite of hers, but I did enjoy it. Sweet, simple story. "

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