Cousin Phillis and Other Stories - Elizabeth Gaskell (Paperback)

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This representative selection includes five tales of very different kinds written in the 1850s and the longer Cousin Phillis. Immensely readable and sophisticated works of art, they show Gaskell's mastery of the genre, in an edition that celebrates her achievements in shorter fiction and the context in which they first appeared.

Product Details

Barcode
9780199239498
Department
Books
Released
19 Apr 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Heather Glen
Heather Glen (Editor)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford Univ Pr
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
267
Dimensions
203 x 133 x 19mm (227g)

Summary

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 heart of this collection is Gaskell's novella Cousin Phillis, a lyrical
masterpiece that depicts a vanishing way of life and a girl's disappointment in love: deceptively simple, its undercurrent of feeling leaves an indelible impression. The other five stories in this selection range from a quietly original tale of urban poverty and a fallen woman to an historical tale
in which echoes of the French Revolution, the bleakness of winter in Westmorland, and a tragic secret are brought vividly to life. Heather Glen's illuminating introduction is the first to offer extended consideration of Gaskell as a writer of short stories, discussing Gaskell's pre-eminent role in
developing the genre and setting each story in the context of their original periodical publication. The volume includes a chronology, bibliography, and invaluable notes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert
introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
BIC Classification 1
Short stories
BIC Classification 2
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
BIC Classification 3
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
BIC Classification 4
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Academic Subject 1
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
Academic Subject 2
19Th Century English Novel And Short Story
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Heather Glen has edited editions of Charlotte Bronte's The Professor and Tales of Angria for Penguin and is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes.