Cornhill Magazine,  9 (1864), 187–209.

Cousin Phillis. Part IV  [4/4]

[Elizabeth C Gaskell]


Short Fiction, Serial


Disease, Mental Illness, Gender

    After hearing of Edward Holdsworth's marriage in Canada, Phillis Holman, who has been told by her cousin Paul Manning that Holdsworth loves her, falls into a depression which develops into 'a brain fever' that threatens to end her life (204). She partially recovers only after treatment from a number of doctors and the constant solicitude of her family and friends.


Gaskell 1865

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