Cousin Phillis and Other Stories

'Half a Life-Time Ago', published in three parts in Household Words in October 1855, is a story of rather different kind. At its opening, the 'life-time' of its central character is over: the introductory paragraphs present it as an ...

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192669179

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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'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 a girl's 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 Dickens's periodical Household Words. They range from a quietly original tale of urban poverty and a fallen woman 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Performativity in Elizabeth Gaskell s Shorter Fiction

My Lady Ludlow, in My Lady Ludlow and Other Stories. Edited by Edgar Wright, 1–210. ... In Cousin Phillis and Other Stories, edited by Heather Glen, 156–244. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010a. ———. “Half a Life-Time Ago.

Author: Melissa Schaub

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030263140

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book simultaneously examines the specific theoretical issues raised by Elizabeth Gaskell’s use of characterization in her shorter fiction, and addresses the larger question of how literary critics ought to use theory. The text gives a history of Judith Butler’s theory of performativity and the uptake of that theory in literary criticism, and also provides detailed close reading of Gaskell’s fiction—both frequently examined texts like Cranford, Mary Barton, and Wives and Daughters, and some that are less often studied, such as “Lizzie Leigh” and Cousin Phillis. The book argues that as theory becomes naturalized into the vocabulary of literary scholars, it often becomes more optimistic and less specific. In discussing the naturalization of theory exemplified by the application of performativity to Gaskell, the book advances general principles on the use of theory. It can be read as scholarship or used as a textbook in literary methods courses.

My Lady Ludlow

North and South and Lizzie Leigh and Other Stories published by Chapman 8: Hall. “Half a Life-time Ago” (Oct.) in Household Words. “The Poor Clare” in Household Words. The Life of Charlotte Bronté published by Smith, Elder.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9780897338707

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Lady Ludlow is absolute mistress of Hanbury Court and a resolute opponent of anything that might disturb the class system into which she was born. She will keep no servant who can read and write and insists that the lower orders have no rights, but only duties. But the winds of change are blowing through the village of Hanbury. The vicar, Mr. Gray, wishes to start a Sunday school for religious reasons; Mr. Horner wants to educate the citizens for economic reasons. But Lady Ludlow is not as rigid as one may think.

Mrs Gaskell

“ The Old Nurse's Story ' , Household Words , Extra Christmas Number . 1853 Jan. ... 6-20 Oct. ' Half a Life - time Ago ' , Household Words . Lizzie Leigh and Other Stories , Chap1856 Dec. 1857 Feb. 1858 Jan. June - Sept . Autumn.

Author: Arthur Pollard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 268

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Critical examination of the English novelist's work.

Library Books for High Schools

0.75 Life among the mountaineers , and Civil war times in Kentucky . 3-21292 / 2 1400. Frederic , Harold . ... Freeman , Mrs. M. E. A humble romance , and other stories . Harper . ... Half a life - time ago .-- Right at last .

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ISBN: UOM:39015027436206

Category: Children's literature

Page: 175

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Villa Rubein and Other Stories

Table of Contents Writing not long ago to my oldest literary friend, I expressed in a moment of heedless sentiment ... with him, that half a lifetime of endeavour has dulled the exuberance which kept one up till morning discussing the ...

Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066239992

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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"Villa Rubein, and Other Stories" by John Galsworthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Conference on Training for Foreign Service

0.75 Life among the mountainoers , and Civil war times in Kentucky . 3—21292 / 2 1400. Frederic , Harold . ... Freeman , Mrs. M. E. A humble romance , and other stories . Harper . ... Half a life - time ago . - Right at last .

Author: Anna Tolman Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293028403909

Category: Agricultural colleges

Page: 67

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Bulletin

0.75 Life among the mountaineers , and Civil war times in Kentucky . 3—21292 / 2 1400. Frederic , Harold . ... Freeman , Mrs. M. E. A humble romance , and other stories . Harper . ... Half a life - time ago . - Right at last .

Author: United States. Office of Education

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924061141143

Category: Education

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Reorganization of English in Secondary Schools

0.75 Life among the mountaineers , and Civil war times in Kentucky . 3—21292 / 2 1400. Frederic , Harold . ... Freeman , Mrs. M. E. A humble romance , and other stories . Harper . ... Half a life - time ago . - Right at last .

Author: Arthur Coleman Monahan

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112075983467

Category: Child labor

Page: 287

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Statistics of Land grant Colleges and Universities

0.75 Lise among the mountaineers , and Civil war times in Kentucky . 3—21292 / 2 1400. Frederic , Harold . ... Freeman , Mrs. M. E. A humble romance , and other stories . Harper . ... Half a life - time ago . - Right at last .

Author: United States. Office of Education

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ISBN: UOM:39015035902579

Category: Agricultural colleges

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