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private papers of Henry Ryecroft

George Gissing

private papers of Henry Ryecroft

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Published by Harvester in Brighton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Gissing ; with bibliographical notes by Pierre Coustillas ; introduction by John Stewart Collis.
The Physical Object
Pagination367p. in various pagings ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21660857M
ISBN 100710803230, 0710803966

Were I a young man, and an owner of land, a. The England of Chaucer, the England of Shakespeare, a. InJackson I. If historic tomes had a voice, it would sound as one long moan of anguish. Many of the memorable passages in Gissing's book describe his characters love for books, especially the classics and his experiences in purchasing books as a struggling writer in his garret, carrying them home, reading them and, on occasion, being forced to sell them.

Odysseus building his home is man performing a supreme act of piety; through all the ages that picture must retain its profound significance. Who can say? What new light can I hope for on the nature of man? Both characters, Ryecroft more than Thoreau, are highly bookish.

So is it still with their descendants. In an old note-book I jotted down such a list--"things I hope to know, and to know well. Observing "how suitable many of the reflections were to the month with which they were dated", he explains that he "hit upon the thought of dividing the little book into four chapters, named after the seasons". It was partly because of the seasonal arrangement, and Ryecroft's obvious love of the natural world, that the book gained widespread popularity in Japan, being introduced as early as by the scholar of English literature Tokuboku Hirata At the time it sufficed. And how could one more n.


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Some readers private papers of Henry Ryecroft book find a defensive, critical and defeated tone in Ryecroft. Many of the memorable passages in Gissing's book describe his characters love for books, especially the classics and his experiences in purchasing books as a struggling writer in his garret, carrying them home, reading them and, on occasion, being forced to sell them.

Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Perhaps the sole condition of my progress to this state of mind and heart which make my happiness was private papers of Henry Ryecroft book very stumbling and erring which I so regret.

Were there only one such instance in all the chronicles of time, it should doom the past to abhorred oblivion. Labouring on, I fashioned all the bed-frame; which complete, The wood I overlaid with shining gear Of gold, of silver, and of ivory.

How can I pretend to meddle with the ancient geography of Asia Minor? What new light can I hope for on the nature of man? The editors of that mammoth undertaking, Paul Mattheisen, Arthur Young and Pierre Coustillas, had long been an inspiration to the younger generation of Gissing scholars, and their presence at the International George Gissing Conference at Amsterdam in September explained the success of the encounter between Gissing's older and younger critics.

Many a time I have said to myself that I would close the dreadful record of human life, lay it for ever aside, and try to forget it. Is it true that the English are deeply branded with the vice of hypocrisy?

No; he is a Pharisee in the minor degree with regard to those of his countrymen who differ from him in dogma; he is Pharisee absolute with regard to the foreigner.

And, in doing so, become perhaps an owl-eyed pedant, to whom would be for ever dead the possibility of such enjoyment as I know in these final years. This fair broad land of the lovely villages signifies little save to the antiquary, the poet, the painter. To me, however, fell the duty of examining Ryecroft's papers; and having, in the exercise of my discretion, decided to print this little volume, I feel that it requires a word or two of biographical complement, just so much personal detail as may point the significance of the self revelation here made His early novels deal with the urban poor while the latter books include a broader spectrum of characters as Gissing's own situation improved.

But it is in our own time that the familiar reproach has been persistently levelled at us. But these differences do not of themselves indicate whether the work is to be read as fact or fiction, and most readers would agree that both extracts above refer to the same event.

Gissing opens the volume with a preface outlining how, upon the death of his friend Ryecroft As a youth, he was expelled from an exclusive school and imprisoned for stealing to support a prostitute, with whom he subsequently made an unhappy marriage.

I see it destroying all simplicity and gentleness of life, all the beauty of the world; I see it restoring barbarism under a mask of civilization; I see it darkening men's minds and hardening their hearts; I see it bringing a time of vast conflicts, which will pale into insignificance "the thousand wars of old," and, as likely as not, will whelm all the laborious advances of mankind in blood-drenched chaos.

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We private papers of Henry Ryecroft book essentially an Old Testament people; Christianity has never entered into our soul we see ourselves as the Chosen, and by no effort of spiritual aspiration can attain unto humility.

Faint dampstain to page edges Please examine photos for details. Many readers see "Ryecroft" as at least partially autobiographical. The trunk need not be manifest in the lower part of the house, but I should prefer to have it so; I am a tree-worshipper; it should be as the visible presence of a household G.

There is a great deal in Ryecroft about the hardships of poverty which sometimes imparts a materialistic cast to the work.

Gissing lived a difficult life which became the basis for much of his over 20 novels. If by prude be meant a secretly vicious person who affects an excessive decorum, by all means let the prude disappear, even at the cost of some shamelessness.

Even those few who knew the man, and in a measure understood him, must have felt that his name called for no further celebration; like other mortals, he had lived and laboured; like other mortals, he had entered into his rest.

It was Gissing's own favorite among his works.

ISBN 13: 9781517565411

One notes the obvious: decline of conventional religion, free discussion of the old moral standards; therewith, a growth of materialism which favours every anarchic tendency. To-day, I listen with no heretical promptings. The vigorous race on the other side of Trent only found its opportunity when the age of machinery began; its civilization, long delayed, differs in obvious respects from that of older England.

Even so, the writing in the book is eloquent, ornate and most of the time moving.

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