One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose. In the search for a wider readership, editors and publishers look to the poorer educated classes believing that shorter, slighter commercial treatments will sell and thus erudite writers with serious ideas and ´urgent messages for the world´ have their work devalued. ´Instead of Chat I should call it Chit-Chat...it would sell like hot cakes. On the same principle...if the Tatler were changed to Tittle-Tattle its circulation would be trebled...An admirable idea! Tittle-Tattle -a magnificent title; the very thing to catch the multitude.´ The downward intellectual spiral is of course contrasted by the progress of lightweight, jobbing writers able to turn their pens, with ease, to any task and supply copy with trite, popular appeal. Gissing knew his subject well, and his characterisation of the facile, unscrupulous Milvain, the rancorous Yule, the paranoid and impoverished Reardon all have the note of authenticity, as do the women used and abused by them in their struggle for success and the publication of their work. Truly one of the books from which we should learn, monumental in the telling, the story is an engrossing tale, describing a shabby Pyrrhic victory, at the expense of all those with a reasoning mind, of self-advertisement over artistic endeavour in an ongoing war- of what happens when pen meets penury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000104/bk_assm_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thirty-five amazing favorites, from our families to yours. Our first cookbook 35 Great Recipes You Wish Your Mother Made became a #1 best-seller, so we´ve put together 35 more of our most delicious family favorites for you - amazing recipes that would make mom proud. You can make restaurant-quality recipes at home while feeling like you´re being guided by a friend! Time with family, just like great food, should be enjoyed. There are too many complicated diets trying to ruin your day. Relax, take a break, and treat yourself. Come with us again and discover the fun and flavor in these old-school family recipes. It´s all in here, 35 more of our best: More quick and easy, tasty treats. More elaborate fine dining recipes. More Italian, Mexican, and Latin American favorites. Simple, healthy guacamole, amazing crab cakes, perfect pesto pizza, and other unique family treasures you´ll love! Plus kids´ favorites like Uncle Sal´s Gooey Butter Cookies too! But, getting it right takes more than just a recipe. There are the secret spices and little in-the-family instructions and priceless advice passed down to us. Don´t worry, though. We took careful notes and included all that loving advice in this audiobook for you. Notes like: ´´Use fresh ingredients. Don´t rush. Follow the recipe completely the first time you make it. Experiment the second time.´´ Simple, yet we tend to forget them. Our mothers knew we needed those reminders. They always know, don´t they? Pour a glass of wine and enjoy cooking for your family as everybody gathers around the kitchen again, to chat and play like we did when we were kids. And the reason we loved the food, was: It was made with love - that´s the secret. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021468/bk_acx0_021468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.