With Gissing in Italy: The Memoirs of Brian BorĂº Dunne

With Gissing in Italy: The Memoirs of Brian BorĂº Dunne Description:

In at age nineteen American Brian Bor Dunne was an aspiring journalist who chanced to meet the Englishman George Gissing at the height of his career as a novelist He was somewhat awed but not unduly intimidated by the renowned writer and his vigorous personality drew Gissing into many frank and unguarded conversations Stored away until after Dunne s death his fully wrought memoirs of these conversations and the description of their meetings are the essence of this finely edited volume br br During their months together in Rome sometimes in the company of Conan Doyle and H G Wells Dunne was amazed and amused by Gissing s social life among writers and the titled classes but he also enjoyed their exploration of the city of cheap cafes and fine restaurants of music halls and rooming houses and Papal Masses br br i b With Gissing in Italy b i is indeed the only portrait we have of the quotidian life both trivial and important happy and sad of George Gissing at this point in his career observed with the eye of a journalist by a young man with no other concern than an accurate and lively painting of his own life with an eminent English writer living abroad freed from the misery of his domestic life

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Cured!: The 70 Adventures of a Dyspeptic (Classic Reprint)

Cured!: The 70 Adventures of a Dyspeptic (Classic Reprint) Description:

Excerpt from Cured The Adventures of a Dyspeptic br I have never met B B D but I have the Vividest impression of him from G s descrip tion and now here he is to hand again after a lapse Of thirteen years with a manuscript shin ing with cheerfulness and telling Of years Of unbroken ill health He has been through seventy cures cures How G Would have rejoiced over him l and he emerges cured and with not merely wisdom for all who have to do with doctors but a whole ood of illumination upon the difficult problem of how to be happy though sick br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

Rating: 3.45 out of 5