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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: February 2011 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krisannekerr | 12/14/2013

    " This book reminded me a little of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I once again loved the virtue displayed by the lady character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ShinAe | 12/13/2013

    " Even though Gaskell's stories always contain some of that Victorian-era primness that, frankly, drives me nuts, I love them because they also contain insight that can be funny, sad, beautiful, or all of the above. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/2/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa N | 11/8/2013

    " Short novella, more of a character study, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Elizabeth Gaskell is one of my very favorite authors. Can only recommend this to serious Gaskell fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winnie | 10/24/2013

    " Another beautifully written story which takes you back to gentler times and is such a delight to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fanny | 10/17/2013

    " 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 Vicki | 9/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 9/24/2013

    " I truly love her characters. Even in this short book they are so complete and alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/18/2013

    " Short and sentimental, but not maudlin, this book tells the story of a young woman who becomes ill from disappointed love but eventually resolves to embrace life for the sake of her family, who love and support her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/7/2012

    " Probably my least favorite so far by Elizabeth Gaskell. Still well written, interesting characters. They just don't seem to do anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/5/2011

    " I like Elizabeth Gaskell's writing. A simple story of faith and adolescence . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivianne | 9/9/2011

    " A richly-written small story of a young girl's disastrous first love. No surprises, but the descriptions of farm life are utterly beguiling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 8/19/2011

    " This book is melodramatic in the 19th century style. It seemed to me that it needed more of an ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy Leather | 4/13/2011

    " Very enjoyable for a 'realist' novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/24/2011

    " I like anything by Gaskell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krisannekerr | 2/13/2011

    " This book reminded me a little of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I once again loved the virtue displayed by the lady character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivianne | 1/24/2011

    " A richly-written small story of a young girl's disastrous first love. No surprises, but the descriptions of farm life are utterly beguiling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ShinAe | 8/16/2010

    " Even though Gaskell's stories always contain some of that Victorian-era primness that, frankly, drives me nuts, I love them because they also contain insight that can be funny, sad, beautiful, or all of the above. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 7/13/2010

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/24/2010

    " 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 Lauren | 3/5/2010

    " I like anything by Gaskell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 2/16/2010

    " Enjoyed. The had a pastor/farmer who was refreshing. And the problem of a tall & smart girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/25/2009

    " Short and sentimental, but not maudlin, this book tells the story of a young woman who becomes ill from disappointed love but eventually resolves to embrace life for the sake of her family, who love and support her. "

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