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The Private Papers of Henry Rycroft

(1903)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft is a semi-fictional autobiographical work by George Gissing in which the author casts himself as the editor of the diary of a deceased acquaintance, selecting essays for posthumous publication. Observing "how suitable many of the reflections were to the month with which they were dated", he explains that he "hit upon the thought of dividing the little book into four chapters, named after the seasons". It was partly because of the seasonal arrangement, and Ryecroft's obvious love of the natural world, that the book gained widespread popularity in Japan, being introduced as early as 1908 by the scholar of English literature Tokuboku Hirata (1873-1943). Other contributing factors were the classic unaffected style, which made the text suitable for educational and examination purposes, and Ryecroft's frank assessments of society and politics, which may have endeared him to the young academics of the country in the early part of the 20th century.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-530-29427-3 / 978-0-530-29427-8 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-469-37570-1 / 978-0-469-37570-3 (USA edition)
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December 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-266-35152-2 / 978-0-266-35152-8 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-341-99366-3 / 978-1-341-99366-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Palala Press
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-296-86578-9 / 978-1-296-86578-8 (USA edition)
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-298-77857-3 / 978-1-298-77857-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-530-29426-5 / 978-0-530-29426-1 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-469-37569-8 / 978-0-469-37569-7 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-368-26594-3 / 978-0-368-26594-5 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-330-34357-3 / 978-1-330-34357-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 0-342-74870-X / 978-0-342-74870-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Franklin Classics
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Rycroft
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-5175-6541-3 / 978-1-5175-6541-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft - Scholar's Choice Edition
Author(s): George Gissing
ISBN: 1-296-38190-0 / 978-1-296-38190-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
Author(s): George Gissing
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