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    • The Odd Women

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    An absolutely fascinating, trailblazing and early work of feminism and social realism! This novel reflects the important sexual and cultural issues of the late nineteenth century. Here, women are portrayed as "odd" and marginal in relation to an ideal. Set in a smoggy London, our heroines range from the idealistic, financially autonomous Mary Barfoot; to the Madden sisters who struggle to get by in low paying jobs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Successful novel from 1893

    • By Mom on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • New Grub Street

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    New Grub Street (1891) has the reputation of being George Gissing's finest novel. With bitter humour and grim realism, it tells the story of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of men and women struggling to earn their living as writers in the closing years of the Victorian era. Jasper Milvain is a young writer of limited talent, eager to exploit every opportunity and social connection in order to make his way. For those who toil "in the valley of the shadow of books" the spectre of poverty looms large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Grub Street

    • By Deedra on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $32.84

    • Six Short Stories by George Gissing

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    George Robert Gissing (1857-1903) was a popular English novelist and short story writer who also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. His works often reflect the struggle for existence in a hostile world and the many (often tragic) compromises which are made along the way. In this setting his often complex and endearing characters battle for their own love or artistic integrity, which poverty or social morals threaten to stifle.

    Regular price: $20.19

    • The Great Love Story Collection

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, George Gissing, Leonard Merrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A wonderful collection of great classic love stories for the incurable romantic in all of us. "The Scrupulous Father" by George Gissing, "The Marquise" by George Sand, "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky, "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield, "Portrait of a Lady" by Jerome K. Jerome, "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing, "A Race for a Bride" by H. K. Hales, "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Girl Who Was Tired of Love" by Leonard Merrick...

    Regular price: $31.56

    • New Grub St

    • By: George Gissing Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Wonderful Short Stories

    • Fifty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: Barry Pain, George Gissing, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A glittering collection of classic short stories. 1. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub; 2. "Miracles" by Barry Pain; 3. "In a Far-off World" by Olive Schreiner; 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by George Gissing; 5. "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner; 6. "A Very Black Business" by Ernest Bramah; 7. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain; 8. "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; 9. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub; 10. "Life’s Gifts" by Olive Schreiner...and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best yet

    • By judyp on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $113.65

    • The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents!

    Regular price: $68.95

    • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Out of a life of poverty and turmoil, Gissing wrote this idyllic fantasy of comfort and good books amid the English countryside. The book is divided into four "seasons", each depicting the narrator's reflections on that period of his life. A charming book with some timely insights!

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Thirty-Minute Stories

    • A Bumper Anthology of Great Classic Short Stories
    • By: Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening. 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs, 'The Scrupulous Father' by George Gissing, 'The Debt' by Edith Wharton, 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post, 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton, 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'Humplebee' by Geroge Gissing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is really annoying.

    • By TERENCE on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $113.75

    • A Poor Gentleman

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    George Gissing's poignant story of the mysterious Mr. Tymperley who is known to have lived an affluent country life, but is now mysteriously inhabiting a shabby bedsit in a poor street in Islington, London. At a society dinner party, he is rumoured to be undertaking social work and living among the working classes out of charitable concern...but as the story unfolds it seems there is more to the mystery than meets the eye.

    Regular price: $5.39

    • The Prize Lodger

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Archibald Jordan contentedly resides in his native Islington, a perennial lodger in that neighborhood's many boarding houses. Fastidious in his habits and gently insistent in his demands (but always paying more than the going rate), he confounds his landladies by his habit of never taking up residence for more than a year. Offering no explanations, he leaves each lady mystified and in hope her prize lodger will one day return.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Pig and Whistle

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A poor schoolteacher decides to spend the summer vacation at a remote country inn, where he falls gradually in love with not only the tavern's way of life, but also the landlord's daughter, the lovely Miss Fouracres. Meanwhile the landlord is sinking into drink and despair, driven by his obsession over an incident at a hotel he ran several years ago. An incident which now threatens to raise its ugly head again....

    Regular price: $5.39

    • Eve's Ransom

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Jill Masters
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Eve's Ransom, written in 1895, is the story of a bizarre triangle of love. An educated but unsuccessful man, Hilliard, is trapped in grimy Birmingham until he receives a totally unexpected windfall. He goes in search of a woman whose picture he had seen in his landlady's photo album. Typical of most of Gissings books the setting is autobiographically faithful and the theme is freedom. The writing is crisp, the narrative swift in this, as H. G. Wells said, "the best and least appreciated of his novels".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful sentence structure

    • By Heimo on 02-09-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The House of Cobwebs

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Robert Gissing (1857–1903) was a popular English novelist and short story writer who also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. The House of Cobwebs is the story of an emerging friendship between two unlikely housemates. A young, struggling novelist and his landlord, a middle-aged retired assistant chemist who has inherited three dilapidated houses which are most definitely not fit for human habitation.

    Regular price: $8.83

    • The Salt of the Earth

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Robert Gissing (1857-1903) was a popular English novelist and short story writer who also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. The Salt of the Earth is the poignant story of an overly kind-hearted, generous and devoted clerk whose good nature and lack of self assertion invites the exploitation of all around him.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Scrupulous Father

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Robert Gissing (1857-1903) was a popular English novelist and short-story writer who also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. The Scrupulous Father is an unusual love story set in the world of stifling Victorian propriety. Rose, the only daughter of the highly respectable and class obsessed Mr. Wiston, is drawn to a young, redheaded clerk at an inn while she is on holiday. The young man is outgoing, cheerful, and free of all the petty rules and inhibitions which dominate her own life.

    Regular price: $7.56

    • Humplebee

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Robert Gissing (1857–1903) was a popular English novelist and short story writer who also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. Humplebee tells the tale of a young man of the same name who, in his youth, saves the life of his schoolfellow, Leonard Chadwick, who falls through thin ice on a winter pond.

    Regular price: $7.90