|Trade paperback, 267 pages|
Published 2010 (contents: 1850-64)
Acquired January 2012
Read November 2012
by Elizabeth Gaskell
Five short stories/novellas by Elizabeth Gaskell, my first venture into her non-novelistic work. Pretty typical stuff for Gaskell: a lot of industrial towns, lone women, nostalgia, &c. Like a lot of famous Victorian writers, I don't think she's quite at home in the short story format; the one that works the best here is the longest one, the eponymous "Cousin Phillis," about an engineer's problematic romance.