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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Overview
Works: 882 works in 4,483 publications in 12 languages and 79,893 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Diaries  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )
271 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,427 libraries worldwide
New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards commercial savvy over artistic achievement, authors and scholars struggle to earn a living without compromising their standards
The private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( Book )
259 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,464 libraries worldwide
Published in 1903, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft brought Gissing great acclaim. Heavily autobiographical, the novel is written in the form of a memoir of the last happy years of a writer who had struggled through the grubby world of journalism, but thanks to a legacy late in life was able – unlike Gissing himself – to retire to the countryside
The nether world; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
127 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
Written in 1888, 'The Nether World' is a novel that depicts life amongst the poor in the Clerkenwell of the 1870s. Gissing's exposure of London's squalor and poverty is characterised by Zolaesque intensity and relentlessness
Charles Dickens by George Gissing( Book )
119 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
This 1898 volume, written 20 years after Dickens' death, contains a biographical study of his life and works
The whirlpool by George Gissing( Book )
107 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
'Marriage rarely means happiness, either for man or woman; if it be not too grievous to be borne, one must thank the fates and take courage'. The greatest of English realist novelists, famous for New Grub Street, George Gissing creates in The Whirlpool an astonish picture of characters caught in the vortex of London, struggling to understand how they can make sense of their lives in a society of remorseless faithlessness and social snobbery. A whole era is magnificently brought to life in all its glamour and squalor - and at the book's heart lies one of the most remarkable figures in English literature: Alma Rolfe, torn between an idyll of rural domesticity and her career in London as a musician
Demos; a story of English socialism by George Gissing( Book )
107 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
Born in exile; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
98 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Leaving his lowly Midlands home to pursue his career as a journalist among the free-thinkers of London, Godwin Peak's origins and poverty hinder him at every turn. Publishing an article attacking the hypocrisy of the Victorian Church gives him his break. His future dims, however, when he falls catastrophically in love with the devout Sidwell Warricombe
The unclassed by George Gissing( Book )
87 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )
91 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 950 libraries worldwide
The town traveller by George Gissing( Book )
89 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Typically known for his hard-hitting works of social realism, such as the novel New Grub Street, the publication of The Town Traveller represented something of a departure for Victorian-era novelist George Gissing. Not only is the novel markedly different in style and tone from Gissing's previous work, but it outsold all of his other publications by a significant measure and lifted him from semi-obscurity to the upper echelons of literary acclaim
A life's morning by George Gissing( Book )
71 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 libraries worldwide
"The story of a poor, yet cultivated, young woman, Emily Hood, from a small town in the north of England. While serving as a governess to a wealthy country family, she becomes enamored of her employer's son, Wilfrid Athel, and the two are engaged. However, during a visit to her parents' home, she is confronted by her father's employer, Dagworthy, who threatens to expose her father as a thief unless Emily marries him"--Wikipedia
Will Warburton; a romance of real life by George Gissing( Book )
69 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 libraries worldwide
In the later years of his career, popular Victorian-era writer George Gissing turned his attention to the social ills and challenges of the time. His last published novel, Will Warburton, is a prime example of social realism. The story following the travails of the title character, whose fortune is depleted through a series of shady business deals and who is subsequently forced to go into business as a shopkeeper
Veranilda; a romance by George Gissing( Book )
51 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Our friend the charlatan; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
57 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Presents an online version of "Our Friend the Charlatan" by English novelist George Robert Gissing (1857-1903), originally published in 1901 and published electronically by Mitsuharu Matsuoka
The crown of life by George Gissing( Book )
56 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Critics regard George Gissing as one of the most important writers of the Victorian era. Over the course of his career, he emerged as one of the most significant innovators in the literary genre of realism. In The Crown of Life, one of his later works, Gissing explores human relationships, and in particular, marriage, with the keen eye for detail and piercing insight that are his hallmarks
Denzil Quarrier; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
58 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Popular Victorian-era novelist George Gissing was best known for his realistic portrayals of social problems in the period in texts such as New Grub Street. The novel Denzil Quarrier finds Gissing stretching beyond this well-trod comfort zone, telling the story of an heir to a Norwegian timber fortune in a gripping character study that is heavily influenced by the work of playwright Henrik Ibsen
In the year of jubilee by George Gissing( Book )
75 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 libraries worldwide
1887 -- the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign -- is a year of celebration. For this story's heroine, Nancy Lord, it is also an opportunity to experience adult society. Her unchaperoned journey through the streets of London marks the beginning of her revolt, setting in motion the wheels of this end-of-the-nineteenth-century novel, which deals with the thorny issue of female emancipation
The paying guest by George Gissing( Book )
50 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Over the course of his literary careeer, George Gissing emerged as a chronicler of Britain's emerging middle class. In novels such as New Grub Street, he took it upon himself to outline the challenges facing this new demographic niche, which he described as "well educated, fairly bred, but without money." The Paying Guest explores same of the same themes -- class tensions, intrigue, and the grit beneath the glittering surface of the Victorian era
By the Ionian Sea by George Gissing( Book )
82 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and French and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Presents an online version of "By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy," by English novelist George Robert Gissing (1857-1903), originally published in 1901 and published electronically by Mitsuharu Matsuoka
Eve's ransom; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
65 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 libraries worldwide
The next morning passed in restless debate with himself. He did not cross the way to call upon Eve: the thought of speaking with her on the doorstep of a lodging-house proved intolerable. All day long he kept his post of observation. Other persons he saw leave and enter the house, but Miss Madeley did not come forth. That he could have missed her seemed impossible, for even while eating his meals he remained by the window. Perchance she had left home very early in the morning, but it was unlikely
 
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Alternative Names
George Gissing Brits schrijver
George Gissing brittisk författare
George Gissing écrivain britannique
George Gissing, Jr
George Gissing scrittore inglese
George Robert Gissing englischer Schriftsteller
Gissing, George
Gissing, George 1857-1903
Gissing, George R. 1857-1903
Gissing, George Robert
Gissing George Robert 1857-1903
Τζορτζ Γκίσινγκ
Джордж Гиссинг
Джордж Гіссінг
Джордж Гісінг
گيسينگ، جورج
기싱, 조지 1857-1903
기싱, 조지 로버트 1857-1903
기싱, 죠-지 1857-1903
깃싱, G. 1857-1903
깃싱, 조오지 1857-1903
깃싱, 조지 로버트 1857-1903
ギッシング
ギッシング, ジョージ
ギッシング, ジョージ・ロバート
ジョージ・ギッシング
乔治·吉辛
Languages
English (2,115)
French (16)
German (14)
Japanese (5)
Swedish (5)
Chinese (2)
Romanian (2)
Dutch (2)
Persian (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
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