George Gissing

The Odd Women


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George Gissing's 1893 novel takes on the 19th century "Woman Question" by looking at themes of feminism, marriage, and love. The …

The Paying Guest (version 2 dramatic reading)


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Clarence and Emmeline Mumford are in for a real treat when they take in the young, outspoken Miss Louise Derrick as their guest. Shedding a …

The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories


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George Gissing was a prolific English writer of novels and short stories. Among his best known novels is The Odd Women, which was influenced…

Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages


Read by Gina Belmonde


A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the v…

New Grub Street


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"The story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, whic…

Short Story Collection Vol. 062


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short works of fiction in the public domain. This collection includes stories by a variety of authors, includi…

The Nether World


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This sad social novel revolves around the problematic issue of money. Michael returns from Australia to London a rich man. However, he hides…

A Life's Morning


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This is the story of a poor young lady Emily Hood who while working as a governess falls in love with Wilfrid Athel the son of her employer.…

Demos: A Story of English Socialism


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"Richard Mutimer is delighted to inherit a large fortune. As a socialist, he means to use it well: he will open a factory in which work…

The Unclassed


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The Unclassed tells the story of two friends who are aspiring authors living in London in the late 19th century. Both of them fall in love. …

The Emancipated


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In Italy, everything is possible. Or, at least, much more than in the oppressive social order of the Victorian era. A group of British expat…

In the Year of Jubilee


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The Jubilee marks the fiftieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria. Dickensian in its sweeping scope of London life, Jubilee depicts the har…

Stories of Troubled Marriages


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Anyone who is, or has been, married knows that marriage takes work. While some marriages may be 'made in heaven', others, quite simply, are …

The Crown Of Life


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So what is the crown of life? Follow the journey of Piers and Irene as they attempt to discover. It is both a coming of age novel and love s…

The Town Traveller


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The town traveller is himself a British salesman, living in a lower class part of London in the Victorian era. The story depicts his interac…

The Paying Guest


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George Gissing was one of the most accomplished writers of realism in the Victorian Era. Also The Paying Guest is a great example of realism…

Our Friend The Charlatan


Read by Jim Locke


Dice Lashmore will do everything he can in in his quest to become rich. The key is, of course, finding a rich wife. This book describes his …

The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft


Read by Peter Eastman


This novel consists of selections from the diary of an author, starting soon after his retirement and continuing until just before his death…

Le Locataire de Maze Pond


Read by Christine Sétrin