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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth C Gaskell Narrator: Nicola Bonn Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Elizabeth Gaskell, famed author of Cranford, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. In Cousin Phillis, Paul Manning has only recently left home to work on the railway line for the dashing Mr Holdsworth.

Lodging with an Independent Minister on the outskirts of London, he becomes acquainted with his distant cousins, where he is delighted to meet his genial relations, and 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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gareth Evans | 1/8/2014

    " I have read all of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels. This slim work has neither the social realism of her major novels nor the humour of Cranford. It's in many ways an untypical work. That is not to say it is without interest and the story builds well, but it is too slight and really far to nice too be especially enjoyable or recommendable - slightly superior Victorian magazine fare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine D | 1/2/2014

    " Elizabeth Gaskell constantly surprised me by her ability to draw me into stories that I had originally thought were going to be dull, dry material. Instead, she surprised me by her apt characterizations and depictions of life and interpersonal relationships that held me rapt until the story was done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 12/29/2013

    " Typical Catherine Gaskell. She writes very well in the 19th century English style, delving into her characters and their emotions while showing the workings of their society of that time. This one is told from the eyes of an up and coming young man who works as an apprentice for an engineer for the railroad which is expanding in Great Britain. He meets a distant cousin and soon finds himself visiting and staying with the family often. His observations are insightful and poignant. However, don't expect a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adelaide | 12/25/2013

    " This book was more about things than didn't happen to the characters than things that did. Much more sad than anticipated. "

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