The Town Traveller

George GISSING (1857 - 1903)

The town traveller is himself a British salesman, living in a lower class part of London in the Victorian era. The story depicts his interactions with his neighbors, and thus brings us images and vocabulary of personal exchanges, street scenes and practices of that time and class. The story is generally lighthearted and the action fast paced, although the characters are not at all intricate. (Arnold Banner)

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage Fiction, Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 MR. GAMMON BREAKFASTS IN BED Arnold
00:09:47
Play 02 A MISSING UNCLE Arnold
00:11:04
Play 03 THE CHINA SHOP Arnold
00:16:49
Play 04 POLLY AND MR. PARISH Arnold
00:13:36
Play 05 A NONDESCRIPT Arnold
00:19:07
Play 06 THE HEAD WAITER AT CHAFFEY'S Arnold
00:15:36
Play 07 POLLY'S WRATH Arnold
00:15:59
Play 08 MR. GAMMON'S RESOLVE Arnold
00:17:39
Play 09 POLLY'S DEFIANCE Arnold
00:15:16
Play 10 THE STORMING OF THE FORT Arnold
00:14:22
Play 11 THE NOSE OF THE TREFOYLES Arnold
00:15:29
Play 12 POLLY CONDESCENDS Arnold
00:14:00
Play 13 GAMMON THE CRAFTY Arnold
00:10:16
Play 14 MR. PARISH PURSUES A BROUGHAM Arnold
00:21:39
Play 15 THE NAME OF GILDERSLEEVE Arnold
00:14:36
Play 16 AN ALLY IN THE QUEST Arnold
00:17:05
Play 17 POLLY SHOWS WEAKNESS Arnold
00:18:15
Play 18 LORD POLPERRO'S REPRESENTATIVE Arnold
00:21:25
Play 19 NOT IN THE SECRET Arnold
00:15:54
Play 20 THE HUSBAND'S RETURN Arnold
00:19:25
Play 21 HIS LORDSHIP'S WILL Arnold
00:21:06
Play 22 NEW YEAR'S EVE Arnold
00:14:05
Play 23 HIS LORDSHIP RETIRES Arnold
00:21:25
Play 24 THE TRAVELLER'S FICKLENESS AND FRAUD Arnold
00:19:23
Play 25 THE MISSING WORD Arnold
00:15:15
Play 26 A DOUBLE EVENT Arnold
00:12:36
Play 27 THE TRAVELLER AT REST Arnold
00:10:17