by George Gissing
Number of pages: 108
'Sleeping Fires' (1895) is a short novella that explores the possibility of finding a former love and overcoming grief and guilt in middle and late life. The protagonist initially struggles in the clutches of fate but then comes to terms with existence and its challenges.
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by George Gissing - Smith, Elder & Co.
The story of a poor, yet cultivated, young woman, Emily Hood. While serving as a governess to a wealthy country family, she becomes enamored of her employer's son, and the two are engaged. However, she is confronted by her father's employer ...
by George Gissing - Methuen & Co.
In this novel, a struggling young man sets his mind, quite arbitrarily, on gaining one particular woman's affection. It looks like mission impossible, for social reasons, but he doesn't give up and keeps dreaming and trying for years ...
by George Gissing - Lawrence and Bullen
A grim, pessimistic and thoughtful examination of materialistic, fast-paced urban life and of the difficulties of what today is frequently described as companionate marriage. Of all Gissing's novels this book is probably the most modernistic in tone.
by George Gissing - Lawrence & Bullen
Eve's Ransom is a short novel concerning the efforts of a young man to, in effect, buy the affection of a mysterious young woman. Introspective, thoughtful people struggling to balance very human impulses with a sense of social responsibility.