"From the age of seven, Philip was brought up by Emwuros Ashley, a distant relative of the boy's father, who took the orphan to his home. Here the protagonist of the film "My Cousin Rachel" grew up with Lisa, the daughter of her daughter Emwrouz. When Philip grew up, the man became seriously ill and, on the recommendation of the doctor, moved to Italy, where the climate is warmer. Since then, he has been communicating with the hero, telling about his life. From the letters, Philip learned that Emwrouz had married Rachel's cousin. Gradually, the joyful mood of Emwurous gives way to despair: migraines are increasingly tormented by a man. When he dies, the guy goes to Italy. Here he learns that his guardian suffered from a brain tumor. At the same time, Philip notices that Rachel has a variety of gossip: some people openly blame the woman for bringing her husband to the grave. But the hero is not inclined to trust rumors. For a while he has to live at the villa with Rachel, who by law is considered his new guardian until the boy turns 25 years old. Then Philip returns to England, where Rachel arrives. He meets her and offers to live together, not even suspecting that by extending a helping hand, he will plunge into the abyss of passion."