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Considered by (contemporary) critics to be as freshly provocative as Zola and Ibsen, George Gissing has written an "intensely modern" work filled with talking points that are still the object of intense debate in today's world.
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By Mom on 06-28-18
A Successful novel from 1893
Rather astonishing that the work dates from 1893. Things were changing in society and women were beginning to realize their true potentials. But as the novel demonstrates these changes were only slowly being explored. For example, it was still almost another three decades before Women's Suffrage was to be finally achieved in the U.S. In some ways a rather conventional tale of marraige, romance, spinsterhood and pathos. The surprising parts are the advanced ideas of the 'Odd Women' who embrace the single life. Wonderful writing. The excellently narration by Alice Johnson, makes this a wonderful addition to my audio library. Well done!
By Katie on 01-31-18
A clear eyed observation of women awakening to independence
Gissing’s writing feels so contemporary, his narrative flow so absorbing , his technique invisible. In his understanding of women, there is little of the condescension common in late Victorian literature.
This is not a political novel at all, it’s a book about personalities and women’s internal lives. Perfectly narrated. The cover illustration however bears no relation to the story. Audible, please change it. Gissing’s own story is compelling, a SO very handsome co-dependant man, brilliant in many things but not at fitting in.