The Paying Guest

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George Gissing was one of the most accomplished writers of realism in the Victorian Era. Also The Paying Guest is a great example of realism, which closely pictures the class struggles of the time. The Novel opens at the breakfast table of the Mumfords, when Mr. Mumford draws the attention of his wife to an advertisement in the newspaper of a young lady searching a home with a respectable, well-connected family in London. After some consideration, the Mumfords decide to answer to the advertisment, and a few weeks later, Miss Derrick moves in with them. Tensions are inevitable. (Summary by Carolin) (2 hr 36 min)


1 - Chapter I 23:20 Read by Nigel Boydell
2 - Chapter II 16:02 Read by Amanda Friday
3 - Chapter III 14:35 Read by Amanda Friday
4 - Chapter IV 14:07 Read by Amanda Friday
5 - Chapter V 16:42 Read by Craig Gulliver
6 - Chapter VI 20:32 Read by Amanda Friday
7 - Chapter VII 10:22 Read by Amanda Friday
8 - Chapter VIII 16:21 Read by Bill Boerst
9 - Chapter IX 24:21 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr