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Cover of: Cousin Phillis | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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From the book:It is a great thing for a lad when he is first turned into the independence of lodgings. I do not think I ever was so satisfied and proud in my life as when, at seventeen, I sate down in a little three-cornered room above a pastry-cook's shop in the county town of Eltham. My father had left me that afternoon, after delivering himself of a few plain precepts, strongly expressed, for my guidance in the new course of life on which I was entering. I was to be a clerk under the engineer who had undertaken to make the little branch line from Eltham to Hornby. My father had got me this situation, which was in a position rather above his own in life; or perhaps I should say, above the station in which he was born and bred; for he was raising himself every year in men's consideration and respect. He was a mechanic by trade, but he had some inventive genius, and a great deal of perseverance, and had devised several valuable improvements in railway machinery. He did not do this for profit, though, as was reasonable, what came in the natural course of things was acceptable; he worked out his ideas, because, as he said, 'until he could put them into shape, they plagued him by night and by day.' But this is enough about my dear father; it is a good thing for a country where there are many like him. He was a sturdy Independent by descent and conviction; and this it was, I believe, which made him place me in the lodgings at the pastry-cook's.

32 editions First published in 1865

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Cousin Phillis (Dodo Press)
May 4, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis (Large Print Edition)
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
2007, Hesperus
in English
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Cousin Phillis
October 12, 2007, Book Jungle
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
2006, 1st World Library
E-book in English
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Cousin Phillis
January 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Cousin Phillis
November 8, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
January 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
October 12, 2005, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Hardcover in English
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Cousin Phillis (Victorian Collection)
December 10, 2004, Assembled Stories
Audio CD - Unabridged edition
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Cousin Phillis
June 10, 2004, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Cousin Phillis
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
December 31, 2004, 1st World Library
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
March 2003, Assembled Stories
Audio Cassette in English
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Cousin Phillis
February 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis
February 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Cousin Phillis
November 21, 2000, Adamant Media Corporation
Paperback in English
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Cousin Phillis (Penguin Popular Classics)
October 1998, Penguin Books
in Spanish
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Cousin Phillis [& other tales]
1970, Dent, Dutton
in English - Everyman's ed. reprinted; introduction by Margaret Lane.
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Cousin Phillis [& other tales]
1970, Dent, Dutton
in English - Everyman's ed. reprinted; introduction by Margaret Lane.
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Cousin Phillis
1908, G. Bell
in English
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Cousin Phillis
1908, George Bell
Microform in English
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Cousin Phillis: and other tales
1906, J. Murray
in English - Knutsford ed. --
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Cousin Phillis: a story of English love
1900, A. C. McClurg & co.
in English
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Cousin Phillis: and other tales
1865, Smith, Elder and Co.
in English - Illustrated ed.
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Cousin Phillis
Publish date unknown, Dent

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