The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing

This etext was prepared from the 1903 Archibald Constable and Co. edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF HENRY RYECROFT PREFACE The name of Henry Ryecroft never became familiar to what is called the reading public. A year ago obituary paragraphs in the literary papers gave such account of him as was

The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories by George Gissing

THE HOUSE OF COBWEBS AND OTHER STORIES BY GEORGE GISSING 1906 TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE WORK OF GEORGE GISSING AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY BY THOMAS SECCOMBE CONTENTS THE WORK OF GEORGE GISSING A CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD THE HOUSE OF COBWEBS A CAPITALIST CHRISTOPHERSON HUMPLEBEE THE SCRUPULOUS FATHER A POOR GENTLEMAN MISS RODNEY’S LEISURE A CHARMING FAMILY

The Crown of Life by George Gissing

This etext was produced by Charles Aldarondo (Aldarondo@yahoo.com). George Gissing THE CROWN OF LIFE CHAPTER I Amid the throng of suburban arrivals volleyed forth from Waterloo Station on a May morning in the year ’86, moved a slim, dark, absent-looking young man of one-and-twenty, whose name was Piers Otway. In regard to costume–blameless silk hat,

New Grub Street by George Gissing

Etext prepared by John Handford NEW GRUB STREET by George Gissing 1891 Part One Chapter I. A Man of his Day Chapter II. The House of Yule Chapter III. Holiday Chapter IV. An Author and his Wife Chapter V. The Way Hither Chapter VI. The Practical Friend Chapter VII. Marian’s Home Part Two Chapter VIII.

In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing

Edited by Charles Aldarondo (aldarondo@yahoo.com) George Gissing In the Year of Jubilee Part I: Miss. Lord CHAPTER 1 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

Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing

Edited by Charles Aldarondo (aldarondo@yahoo.com) GEORGE GISSING DENZIL QUARRIER CHAPTER I For half an hour there had been perfect silence in the room. The cat upon the hearthrug slept profoundly; the fire was sunk to a still red glow; the cold light of the autumn afternoon thickened into dusk. Lilian seemed to be reading. She

Demos by George Gissing

Edited by Charles Aldarondo (aldarondo@yahoo.com) George Gissing Demos CHAPTER I Stanbury Hill, remote but two hours’ walk from a region blasted with mine and factory and furnace, shelters with its western slope a fair green valley, a land of meadows and orchard, untouched by poisonous breath. At its foot lies the village of Wanley. The

By the Ionian Sea by George Gissing

Edited by Charles Aldarondo (aldarondo@yahoo.com) BY THE IONIAN SEA NOTES OF A RAMBLE IN SOUTHERN ITALY BY GEORGE GISSING CHAPTER I FROM NAPLES. This is the third day of sirocco, heavy-clouded, sunless. All the colour has gone out of Naples; the streets are dusty and stifling. I long for the mountains and the sea. To-morrow

Born In Exile by George Gissing

This etext was produced by Charles Aldarondo (Aldarondo@yahoo.com). George Gissing Born in Exile Part I CHAPTER I The summer day in 1874 which closed the annual session of Whitelaw College was marked by a special ceremony, preceding the wonted distribution of academic rewards. At eleven in the morning (just as a heavy shower fell from

A Life’s Morning by George Gissing

Edited by Charles Aldarondo (aldarondo@yahoo.com) George Gissing A Life’s Morning CHAPTER I AN UNDERGRADUATE AT LEISURE Wilfrid Athel went down invalided a few days after the beginning of Trinity term. The event was not unanticipated. At Christmas it had been clear enough that he was overtaxing himself; his father remarked on the fact with anxiety,
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