The End of the Affair

Graham GreeneGraham Greene is unquestionably a great author. You might want to debate whether his novels are great books but, like his countryman William Golding, each of his novels is a gem in itself … not all perfect, not all with subjects and themes that I find important, but all exquisitely written with skillful prose, sharp observation, and always a keen sense of what it means to be human.

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An Author To Admire

Not many readers have filled their reading lists with novels by the Victorian writer, George Gissing. Still, it might be a good idea to give Gissing a try. Who knows, maybe it’s time for a Gissing revival!

Wikipedia provides us with a somewhat complete list of Gissing’s novels, most of which are available online but unfortunately are not available in print.

  • Workers in the Dawn (1880)
  • The Unclassed (1884)
  • Isabel Clarendon (1885)
  • Demos (1886)
  • Thyrza (1887)
  • A Life’s Morning (1888)
  • The Nether World (1889)
  • The Emancipated (1890)
  • New Grub Street (1891)
  • Denzil Quarrier (1892)
  • Born In Exile (1892)
  • The Odd Women (1893)
  • In the Year of Jubilee (1894)
  • Eve’s Ransom (1895)
  • The Paying Guest (1895)
  • Sleeping Fires (1895)
  • The Whirlpool (1897)
  • The Town Traveller (1898)
  • Charles Dickens: A Critical Study (1898)
  • The Crown Of Life (1899)
  • By the Ionian Sea (1901)
  • Our Friend the Charlatan (1901)
  • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903)
  • Will Warburton (1905)
  • Veranilda (1903, unfinished)
  • Stories and Sketches (posthumous, 1938) with preface by Alfred C. Gissing