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George Gissing Classics: The Crown of Life By George Gissing
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The Crown of Life by George Gissing is one of the classics by the author. It is a love story which has the autobiographical touch. The Crown of Life was inspired by writer George Gissing’s... More > feelings for the young author Gabrielle Marie Edith Fleury, whom he met in 1898 while he was estranged from his wife Edith. The story is highly rich in detail and the narrative is highly emphatic and descriptive. The novel concludes on an optimistic and happy note. The author seems to be conveying that happiness is possible even if there is turmoil in life.< Less
Gustave Flaubert Classics: Sentimental Education By Gustave Flaubert
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The novel describes the life of a young man (Frederic Moreau) living through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman (based on the wife of... More > the music publisher Maurice Schlesinger, who is portrayed in the book as Jacques Arnoux). Flaubert based many of the protagonist's experiences (including the romantic passion) on his own life. He wrote of the work in 1864: "I want to write the moral history of the men of my generation-- or, more accurately, the history of their feelings. It's a book about love, about passion; but passion such as can exist nowadays--that is to say, inactive." The novel's tone is by turns ironic and pessimistic; it occasionally lampoons French society. The main character, Frédéric, often gives himself to romantic flights of fancy.< Less
George Gissing Classics: A Life's Morning By George Gissing
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Emily, as she was called by the little group of people away in Yorkshire, to whom she was other than a governess; Emily; as we will permit ourselves to call her henceforth -- always had the meal of... More > tea with the children. After that the evening was her own, save that the twins kept her company until their hour of bedtime. The school-room was also her sitting-room. After half-past eight in the evening she had it to herself, and there she passed many an hour of quiet content, playing softly on the piano, reading, dreaming.< Less
George Gissing Classics: In the Year of Jubilee By George Gissing
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In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing begins in the year1895. The story is basically dominated by dialogue, supported by the narrative passages, which maintain the flow of the story. The book... More > begins: At eight o'clock on Sunday morning, Arthur Peachey unlocked his front door, and quietly went forth. He had not ventured to ask that early breakfast should be prepared for him. Enough that he was leaving home for a summer holiday-the first he had allowed himself since his marriage three years ago.< Less
Emile Zola Classics: The Miller's Daughter By Emile Zola
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The Miller's Daughter, by Emile Zola, is a poignant story. It describes the events of war and its aftermath. The story begins in a French village whose happiness and peace are later destroyed by the... More > German occupation. The arrival of the German brutal forces changes the fate of the people of the village. They have to go through immense amount of pain and shame through the hands of the German soldiers. The author highlights the futility of war and the chaos it creates.< Less
George Gissing Classics: Denzil Quarrier By George Gissing
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Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing is a classic Modern American story. Tobias Liversedge was a man of substance, but in domestic habits he followed the rule of the unpretentious middle-class.... More > Breakfast at eight, dinner at one, tea at five, supper at nine -- such was the order of the day that he had known in boyhood, and it suited him well enough now that he was at the head of a household. The fare was simple, but various and abundant; no dishes with foreign names, no drinks more luxurious than sherry and claret. If he entertained guests, they were people of his own kind, who thought more of the hearty welcome than of what was set before them.< Less
George Gissing Classics: Eve's Ransom By George Gissing
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Eve's Ransom by George Gissing was first published in 1895. The story deals with the two prominent issues of late Victorian fiction, money and marriage.Maurice Hilliard works as a draughtsman,... More > drawing an endless series of machine designs and details for two pounds a week, while dreaming of great architecture and of living without having to work, as he believes a truly free man does. Hilliard gets his chance after a chance meeting on the train with Mr. Dengate who once owed Hilliard's father money. Hilliard's father died while Dengate was in bankruptcy and since the debt was too small, Dengate never repaid it. Young Hilliard shames Dengate by repeatedly insulting him. To prove his own worth, Mr. Dengate repays the entire sum, 436 pounds. Dengate believes Hilliard will waste the money on drink and says so, but Hilliard has other plans. He intends to live as a free man, without working, for as long as the money will last.< Less
George Gissing Classics: Born In Exile By George Gissing
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This book “Born in Exile” is different from the other works of the author. In Born in Exile perhaps we have one of the first credible tales of the "Outsider" in literature. It... More > is credible because it is written by a man form the lower middle class allowed to rise into literary aspiration and skill by grammar school education. This book shows how he tries to break into their world and sadly how he tries to disguise what he truly is for the sake of this acceptance. It can be said that Gissing lived this book. Anyone who has had to lift him or herself up by their bootlaces and conquer their humble or difficult circumstances in life may well appreciate what this book describes, so early in the day of social transition. Also the intellectual strifes of the day - religion v. science, the idea of the "Two Nations" - form an exciting backcloth to this novel. A highly enlightening book for the readers of all classess!< Less
George Gissing Classics: The Whirlpool By George Gissing
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The Whirlpool by George Gissing tells the story of upper-middle class late-Victorian families following the collapse of a bank. This is Gissing's last big novel written in 1897. The story revolves... More > around Alma, a young girl of 20, who's father's shameful performance lead to the banks losses and his suicide. She has to go abroad to make plans and further her questionable musical career; she has two admirers follow her Cyrus Redgrave a wealthy bachelor (who makes an indecent proposal in the most understated Victorian way imaginable) and Harvey Rolfe (the nice one whom she ends up marrying). Harvey has a close friend Hugh who marries Sibyl. The underlying and all too subtle catalyst is what are Sibyl and Alma may or may no be prepared to do to have Cyrus as a friend and patron?< Less
George Gissing Classics: Thyrza By George Gissing
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Thyrza by George Gissing deals with poverty and the working classes, as seen at first hand in his life. The descriptive narrative reveals the hard facts of the contemporary society. In the opening... More > scene of the novel, Mr. Newthorpe, his daughter Annabel, and their visitor (Annabel's Cousin), Miss Paula Tyrrell are sitting at the breakfast table. It was a small, low, soberly-furnished room, the walls covered with carelessly-hung etchings and water-colours, and with photographs which were doubtless mementoes of travel; dwarf bookcases held overflowings from the library; volumes in disorder, clearly more for use than ornament. The casements were open to let in the air of a July morning. Between the thickets of the garden the eye caught glimpses of sun-smitten lake and sheer hillside; for the house stood on the shore of Ullswater. The story begins to unfold in layers and keeps the readers completely absorbed.< Less

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