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    Cousin Phillis (Paperback) By (author) Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Edited by 1st World Library, Edited by 1stworld Library

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    DescriptionPurchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - 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.


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    Title
    Cousin Phillis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Edited by 1st World Library, Edited by 1stworld Library
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 186 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595406279
    ISBN 10: 1595406271
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Publisher
    1st World Library
    Imprint name
    1st World Library
    Publication date
    31 December 2004