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Cousin Phillis and Other Stories (Oxford Worlds Classics)
Cousin Phillis and Other Stories (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell, Heather Glen 0199239495 9780199239498
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Cousin Phillis and Other Stories (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell, Heather Glen

I see her now - cousin Phillis. The westering sun shone full upon her, and made a slanting stream of light into the room within.Elizabeth Gaskell has long been one of the most popular of Victorian novelists, yet in her lifetime her shorter fictions were equally well loved, and they are among the most accomplished examples of the genre. The novella-length Cousin Phillis is a lyrical depiction of a vanishing way of life and agirls disappointment in love: deceptively simple, its undercurrent of feeling leaves an indelible impression. The other five stories in this selection were all written during the 1850s for Dickenss periodical Household Words. They range from a quietly original tale of urban poverty and a fallenwoman in Lizzie Leigh to an historical tale of a great family in Morton Hall; echoes of the French Revolution, the bleakness of winter in Westmorland, and a tragic secret are brought vividly to life.Heather Glen reflects on the stories original periodical publication and on the nineteenth-century development of the short story in her Introduction to these immensely readable and sophisticated tales.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell, Heather Glen

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 267

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2010-04-30

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ISBN: 0199239495


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