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The Emancipated

By Gissing, George

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Title: The Emancipated  
Author: Gissing, George
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. NORTHERNERS IN SUNLIGHT By a window looking from Posillipo upon the Bay of Naples sat an English lady, engaged in letter?writing. She was only in her four?and?twentieth year, but her attire of subdued mourning indicated widowhood already at the stage when it is permitted to make quiet Suggestion of freedom rather than distressful reference to loss; the dress, However, was severely plain, and its grey coldness, which would well have harmonized with an English sky in this month of November, looked alien in the southern sunlight. There was no mistaking her nationality; the absorption, the troubled earnestness with which she bent over her writing, were peculiar to a cast of features such as can be found only in our familiar island; a physiognomy not quite pure in outline, vigorous in general effect and in detail delicate; a proud young face, full of character and capacity, beautiful in chaste control. Sorrowful it was not, but its paleness and thinness expressed something more than imperfect health of body; the blue?grey eyes, when they wandered for a moment in an effort of recollection, had a look of weariness, even of ennui; the lips moved as if in nervous impatience until she had found the phrase or the thought for which her pen waited. Save for these intervals, she wrote with quick decision, in a large clear hand, never underlining, but frequently supplying the emphasis of heavy stroke in her penning of a word. At the end of her letters came a signature excellent in individuality: ?Miriam Baske.?

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Table of Contents: The Emancipated, 1 -- George Gissing, 1 -- Volume ONE, 2 -- Chapter I. NORTHERNERS IN SUNLIGHT, 2 -- Chapter II. CECILY DORAN, 9 -- Chapter III. THE BOARDING?HOUSE ON THE MERGELLINA, 19 -- Chapter IV. MIRIAM'S BROTHER, 29 -- Chapter V. THE ARTIST ASTRAY, 41 -- Chapter VI. CAPTIVE TRAVELLERS, 53 -- Chapter VII. THE MARTYR, 64 -- Chapter VIII. PROOF AGAINST ILLUSION, 70 -- Chapter IX. IN THE DEAD CITY, 79 -- Chapter X. THE DECLARATION, 86 -- Chapter XI. THE APPEAL TO AUTHORITY, 95 -- Chapter XII. ON THE HEIGHTS, 104 -- Chapter XIII. ECHO AND PRELUDE, 110 -- Chapter XIV. ON THE WINGS OF THE MORNING, 118 -- Chapter XV. WOLF!, 125 -- Chapter XVI. LETTERS, 131 -- Volume TWO, 134 -- Chapter I. A CORNER OF SOCIETY, 134 -- Chapter II. THE PROPRIETIES DEFENDED, 141 -- Chapter III. GRADATION, 146 -- Chapter IV. THE DENYERS IN ENGLAND, 156 -- Chapter V. MULTUM IN PARVO, 164 -- Chapter VI. AT P’STUM, 171 -- Chapter VII. LEARNING AND TEACHING, 176 -- Chapter VIII. STUMBLINGS, 190 -- Chapter IX. SILENCES, 197 -- Chapter X. ELGAR AT WORK, 203 -- Chapter XI. IN DUE COURSE, 211 -- Chapter XII. CECILY'S RETURN, 215 -- Chapter XIII. ONWARD TO THE VAGUE, 223 -- Chapter XIV. SUGGESTION AND ASSURANCE, 231 -- Chapter XV. PEACE IN SHOW AND PEACE IN TRUTH, 239 -- Chapter XVI. THE TWO FACES, 244 -- Chapter XVII. END AND BEGINNING, 254


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