The Nether World

George GISSING (1857 - 1903)


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.(Summary by Stav Nisser)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01: A Thrall of Thralls Elizabeth Klett
00:22:38
Play 02 Chapter 02: A Friend in Request daisyb
00:20:55
Play 03 Chapter 03: A Superfluous Family KarlHenning
00:27:37
Play 04 Chapter 04: Clara and Jane MaryA
00:24:24
Play 05 Chapter 05: Jane is Visited Anise
00:26:50
Play 06 Chapter 06: Glimpses of the Past Margaret Espaillat
00:30:16
Play 07 Chapter 07: Mrs. Byass's Lodgings KarlHenning
00:24:45
Play 08 Chapter 08: Pennyloaf Candy KarlHenning
00:29:21
Play 09 Chapter 09: Pathological KarlHenning
00:31:42
Play 10 Chapter 10: The Last Combat Ric F
00:21:54
Play 11 Chapter 11: A Disappointment Ric F
00:21:11
Play 12 Chapter 12: Io Saturnalia KarlHenning
00:29:25
Play 13 Chapter 13: The Bringer of Ill News KarlHenning
00:16:41
Play 14 Chapter 14: A Welcome Guest KarlHenning
00:17:14
Play 15 Chapter 15: Sunlight in Dreary Places KarlHenning
00:27:49
Play 16 Chapter 16: Dialogue and Comment Ric F
00:19:23
Play 17 Chapter 17: Clem Makes a Disclosure Ric F
00:21:42
Play 18 Chapter 18: The Joke is Completed KarlHenning
00:23:58
Play 19 Chapter 19: A Retreat Lynne Thompson
00:24:59
Play 20 Chapter 20: A Vision of Noble Things Lynne Thompson
00:30:36
Play 21 Chapter 21: Death the Reconciler KarlHenning
00:31:49
Play 22 Chapter 22: Watching from Ambush KarlHenning
00:27:55
Play 23 Chapter 23: On the Eve of Triumph Ric F
00:27:16
Play 24 Chapter 24: The Family History Progresses Ric F
00:37:43
Play 25 Chapter 25: A Double Consecration Ric F
00:26:56
Play 26 Chapter 26: Sidney's Struggle Ric F
00:30:47
Play 27 Chapter 27: Clara's Return southernemma
00:17:23
Play 28 Chapter 28: The Soup-Kitchen rookieblue
00:26:01
Play 29 Chapter 29: Phantoms Ric F
00:32:56
Play 30 Chapter 30: On a Barren Shore Ric F
00:32:42
Play 31 Chapter 31: Woman and Actress Ric F
00:33:49
Play 32 Chapter 32: A Haven Ric F
00:37:40
Play 33 Chapter 33: A Fall from the Ideal Ric F
00:22:32
Play 34 Chapter 34: The Debt Repaid Ric F
00:27:13
Play 35 Chapter 35: The Treasury Unlocked Ric F
00:19:56
Play 36 Chapter 36: The Heir Ric F
00:32:04
Play 37 Chapter 37: Mad Jack's Dream Ric F
00:34:23
Play 38 Chapter 38: Joseph Transacts Much Business Ric F
00:46:48
Play 39 Chapter 39: Sidney Ric F
00:47:01
Play 40 Chapter 40: Jane Ric F
00:36:29