The Whirlpool

'Marriage rarely means happiness, either for man or woman; if it be not too grievous to be borne, one must thank the fates and take courage'.

The greatest of English realist novelists, famous for New Grub Street , George Gissing creates in The Whirlpool an astonish picture of characters caught in the vortex of London, struggling to understand how they can make sense of their lives in a society of remorseless faithlessness and social snobbery.
A whole era is magnificently brought to life in all its glamour and squalor - and at the book's heart lies one of the most remarkable figures in English literature: Alma Rolfe, torn between an idyll of rural domesticity and her career in London as a musician.
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George Gissing (1857-1903) wrote a series of startling novels principally set in London, including New Grub Street, The Whirlpool, The Nether World and The Odd Women. He lived a chaotic, often poverty-striken life from which he frequently drew for his fiction. He is generally viewed as the greatest English realist novelist. He was a friend and contemporary of Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells and Henry James.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 496
Erscheinungsdatum 05.02.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-139564-7
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,6/2,7 cm
Gewicht 346 g
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