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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 this fact from everybody and spends money only on the things he really needs. He contemplates leaving his money to his granddaughter Jane, under the condition that she donate at least most of it to charity. However, Jane is not sure she can do it. This novel tells much about working class life in 19th century London.

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The Nether World

by

George Gissing

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I A THRALL OF THRALLS II A FRIEND IN REQUEST III A SUPERFLUOUS FAMILY IV CLARA AND JANE V JANE IS VISITED VI GLIMPSES OF THE PAST VII MRS. BYASS'S LODGINGS VIII PENNYLOAF CANDY IX PATHOLOGICAL X THE LAST COMBAT XI A DISAPPOINTMENT XII 'IO SATURNALIA!' XIII THE BRINGER OF ILL NEWS XIV A WELCOME GUEST XV SUNLIGHT IN DREARY PLACES XVI DIALOGUE AND COMMENT XVII CLEM MAKES A DISCLOSURE XVIII THE JOKE IS COMPLETED XIX A RETREAT XX A VISION OF NOBLE THINGS XXI DEATH THE RECONCILER XXII WATCHING FROM AMBUSH XXIII ON THE EVE OF TRIUMPH XXIV THE FAMILY HISTORY PROGRESSES XXV A DOUBLE CONSECRATION XXVI SIDNEY'S STRUGGLE XXVII CLARA'S RETURN XXVIII THE SOUP KITCHEN XXIX PHANTOMS XXX ON A BARREN SHORE XXXI WOMAN AND ACTRESS XXXII A HAVEN XXXIII A FALL FROM THE IDEAL XXXIV THE DEBT REPAID XXXV THE TREASURY UNLOCKED XXXVI THE HEIR XXXVII MAD JACK'S DREAM XXXVIII JOSEPH TRANSACTS MUCH BUSINESS XXXIX SIDNEY XL JANE

CHAPTER I

A THRALL OF THRALLS

In the troubled twilight of a March evening ten years ago, an old man, whose equipment and bearing suggested that he was fresh from travel, walked slowly across Clerkenwell Green, and by the graveyard of St... Continue reading book >>


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