Cousin Phillis

  • by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by Joe Marsh
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cousin Phillis – a miniature masterpiece – is set in the 1840s, when the coming of the railway was changing the face of England, and quiet rural communities, coming into contact with the outside world, were changed forever. The story focuses on the effect these changes have on a naïve country girl, Phillis, as she encounters love, with all its pains and pleasures, for the first time.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator Joe Marsh finds the perfect voice for 17-year-old Paul Manning. By turns sensible and naive, straightforward and wistful, Paul moves to the countryside and befriends his beautiful, sheltered cousin Phillis. Both Paul and Phillis are witness to the changes wrought by the coming of the railway to 1840s rural England, with communities forever changed by their contact with the outside world. Marsh subtly evokes the story's delicate eroticism, and, like Paul, listeners will feel as allured by Phillis' chaste sensuality as she encounters love for the first time.


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The coming of the railway in the 19th century...

A rather sad tale - and not worth the money, though it gives a good feel for country life in the 19th century.
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- Alison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks