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The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

Gelesen von Kirsten Wever

(4,729 Sterne; 35 Bewertungen)

George Gissing was a prolific English writer of novels and short stories. Among his best known novels is The Odd Women, which was influenced by George Eliot, whose work he greatly admired. Another of his famous works, New Grub Street, entails a blunt critique of the working class life he knew by experience, especially during a number of the years he spent in the United States.

This collection of stories ranges from the humorous to the tragic. Throughout, Gissing pokes mild fun at his characters' human frailties: egotism, self-satisfaction, and pomposity, among others. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (9 hr 40 min)

Chapters

The House of Cobwebs

53:34

Read by Kirsten Wever

A Capitalist

35:17

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Christopherson

40:16

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Humplebee

39:58

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The Scrupulous Father

36:31

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A Poor Gentleman

34:35

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Miss Rodney's Leisure

42:41

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A Charming Family

54:35

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A Daughter of the Lodge

32:03

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The Riding Whip

42:53

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Fate and the Apothecary

25:18

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Topham's Chance

26:17

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A Lodger in Maze Pond

47:33

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The Salt of the Earth

26:01

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The Pig and Whistle

42:46

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Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

I've enjoyed every story in this volume The narrator was very good Don't. miss the pleasure of this stories

(5 Sterne)

My first Gissing book and a pleasant surprise. And very well read too.

(5 Sterne)

Wonderful light quip stories well read

Curious & off beat.

(5 Sterne)

Sort of a Somerset Dickens. Thank you narrator, for bring Mr. George Gissing's pleasent stories to us.

Every story has a humane interest concerning the hardprest of Vi

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

Delightful reading and the stories are wonderful too.