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Published: 30 April 2010

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199239498

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Cousin Phillis and Other Stories

Elizabeth Gaskell and Heather Glen
Edited by Heather Glen

Oxford World's Classics

  • One of the most popular of Victorian novelists, Gaskell's short stories are no less attractive, and in the novella-length Cousin Phillis she wrote a masterpiece of the genre.
  • In addition to Cousin Phillis, this unique selection brings together five varied and representative stories written during the 1850s for Dickens's periodical Household Words to provide the best compact introduction to Gaskell's short fiction.
  • Heather Glen's illuminating introduction is the first to offer extended consideration of Gaskell as a writer of short stories and it includes original discussion of the status and history of the short story in the early nineteenth-century and Gaskell's pre-eminence in developing the potentialities of the genre. She sets each story in the context of their original periodical publication and discusses them as highly readable and sophisticated works of art.
  • Includes chronology, bibliography, and invaluable notes.

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