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Demos: A Story of English Socialism

George Gissing

"Richard Mutimer is delighted to inherit a large fortune. As a socialist, he means to use it well: he will open a factory in which workers would be treated well, he will advance his party's causes through his own wealth... At least, so he thinks. But reality may be far different. This novel raises more questions than answers. How much should money play in the marriage market, or can love have a prominent place? Can a man who gained power remain a socialist? This book is not only about political unrest. It is a story of a man who changes, for better or worse, and all the forces that shape him. Like other works by Gissing, it describes the London slums in the 19th century, the conditions of the working class, and a few families (some dysfunctional and some great). It was a favourite of George Orwell's, who developed some of Gissing's earlier themes in his own works. It is also reminiscent of works by authors such as Anthony Trollope. It is the only novel by Gissing which was adapted into film." - Summary by Stav Nisser Note: There are two chapters in this book with the same number: XXVI, apparently a numbering error in the printed edition. The audiobook follows the same numbering.

"Richard Mutimer is delighted to inherit a large fortune. As a socialist, he means to use it well: he will open a factory in which workers would be treated well, he will advance his party's causes through his own wealth... At least, so he thinks. But reality may be far different. This novel raises more questions than answers. How much should money play in the marriage market, or can love have a prominent place? Can a man who gained power remain a socialist? This book is not only about political unrest. It is a story of a man who changes, for better or worse, and all the forces that shape him. Like other works by Gissing, it describes the London slums in the 19th century, the conditions of the working class, and a few families (some dysfunctional and some great). It was a favourite of George Orwell's, who developed some of Gissing's earlier themes in his own works. It is also reminiscent of works by authors such as Anthony Trollope. It is the only novel by Gissing which was adapted into film." - Summary by Stav Nisser Note: There are two chapters in this book with the same number: XXVI, apparently a numbering error in the printed edition. The audiobook follows the same numbering.
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"Richard Mutimer is delighted to inherit a large fortune. As a socialist, he means to use it well: he will open a factory in which workers would be treated well, he will advance his party's causes through his own wealth... At least, so he thinks. But reality may be far different. This novel raises more questions than answers. How much should money play in the marriage market, or can love have a prominent place? Can a man who gained power remain a socialist? This book is not only about political unrest. It is a story of a man who changes, for better or worse, and all the forces that shape him. Like other works by Gissing, it describes the London slums in the 19th century, the conditions of the working class, and a few families (some dysfunctional and some great). It was a favourite of George Orwell's, who developed some of Gissing's earlier themes in his own works. It is also reminiscent of works by authors such as Anthony Trollope. It is the only novel by Gissing which was adapted into film." - Summary by Stav Nisser Note: There are two chapters in this book with the same number: XXVI, apparently a numbering error in the printed edition. The audiobook follows the same numbering.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

20h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

56:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

54:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

38:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

46:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

45:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

44:09