The Nether World

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THE

Nether World

A NOVEL

 

BY

GEORGE GISSING

AUTHOR OF “DEMOS,” ETC.

 

“La peinture d’un fumier peut être justifiée pourvu qu’il y pousse une belle fleur; sans cela, le fumier n’est que repoussant.”

M. Renan, at the Académie Française, Feb. 21, 1889.

IN THREE VOLS.

VOL. I.

LONDON

SMITH, ELDER, & CO., 15 WATERLOO PLACE

1889


CONTENTS OF VOL. I.


Chap. Page
I. A THRALL OF THRALLS 1
II. A FRIEND IN REQUEST 23
III. A SUPERFLUOUS FAMILY 45
IV. CLARA AND JANE 71
V. JANE IS VISITED 92
VI. GLIMPSES OF THE PAST 119
VII. MRS. BYASS'S LODGINGS 143
VIII. PENNYLOAF CANDY 166
IX. PATHOLOGICAL 190
X. THE LAST COMBAT 215
XI. A DISAPPOINTMENT 234
XII. "IO SATURNALIA!" 252
XIII. THE BRINGER OF ILL NEWS 276

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.


Chap. Page
I. A WELCOME GUEST 1
II. SUNLIGHT IN DREARY PLACES 17
III. DIALOGUE AND COMMENT 42
IV. CLEM MAKES A DISCLOSURE 59
V. THE JOKE IS COMPLETED 78
VI. A RETREAT 98
VII. A VISION OF NOBLE THINGS 121
VIII. DEATH THE RECONCILER 149
IX. WATCHING FROM AMBUSH 174
X. ON THE EVE OF TRIUMPH 195
XI. THE FAMILY HISTORY PROGRESSES 216
XII. A DOUBLE CONSECRATION 245
XIII. SIDNEY'S STRUGGLE 266
XIV. CLARA'S RETURN 290

CONTENTS OF VOL. III.


Chap. Page
I. THE SOUP-KITCHEN 1
II. PHANTOMS 24
III. ON A BARREN SHORE 47
IV. WOMAN AND ACTRESS 70
V. A HAVEN 93
VI. A FALL FROM THE IDEAL 120
VII. THE DEBT REPAID 136
VIII. THE TREASURY UNLOCKED 156
IX. THE HEIR 170
X. MAD JACK'S DREAM 193
XI. JOSEPH TRANSACTS MUCH BUSINESS 217
XII. SIDNEY 251
XIII. JANE 285

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.