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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Overview
Works: 924 works in 3,982 publications in 3 languages and 71,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Bibliography  Love stories 
Roles: Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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The odd women by George Gissing( Book )
126 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,041 libraries worldwide
A novel of social realism, The Odd Women reflects the major sexual and cultural issues of the late nineteenth century. Unlike the "New Woman" novels of the era which challenged the idea that the unmarried woman was superfluous, Gissing satirizes that image and portrays women as "odd" and marginal in relation to an ideal. Set in a grimy, fog-ridden London, Gissing's "odd" women range from the idealistic, financially self-sufficient Mary Barfoot to the Madden sisters who struggle to subsist in low paying jobs and little chance for joy. With narrative detachment, Gissing portrays contemporary society's blatant ambivalence towards its own period of transition. Judged by contemporary critics to be as provocative as Zola and Ibsen, Gissing produced an "intensely modern" work as the issues it raises remain the subject of contemporary debate. - Publisher
The private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( Book )
222 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,607 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
New Grub Street by George Gissing( Book )
131 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. With vivid realism it tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century, as universal education, popular journalism, and mass communication began to leave their mark on the life ofintellectuals.Projecting a strong sense of the London in which his characters struggle, Gissing also illuminates `the valley of the s
The town traveller by George Gissing( file )
63 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
The author of New Grub Street turns to farce in this 1898 novel, one of his most popular during his lifetime. Our hero, Gammon, tangles with his landlady Mrs. Bubb, the shady detective Greenacre, the bigamous Lord Polperro, and young Polly Sparkes, caught up in a rollicking chase about London on New Year's Eve
Will Warburton by George Gissing( Book )
65 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 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
Born in exile by George Gissing( file )
66 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
Young, insecure, and smart, Godwin Peake is an atheist. At odds with his poor, religious family, whose conservatism disgusts him, he longs to be part of the wealthy class. But once the door to moneyed society opens to Godwin, he begins to lie in order to fit in—losing himself in the process, in this 1892 novel
The crown of life by George Gissing( file )
41 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
A love story, The Crown of Life was inspired by writer George Gissing's feelings for the young author Gabrielle Marie Edith Fleury, whom he met in 1898 while he was estranged from his wife Edith. Rich in detail, the narrative ends on an optimistic note namely that happiness is possible
Charles Dickens by George Gissing( Book )
90 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
In this invaluable resource for fans and students, Gissing turns his keen critical eye to the life and work of Dickens. Gissing focuses on Dickens's storytelling skills, characterizations, satirical bent, and his growth as a man and writer
New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )
42 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 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. "Even as the novel chills us with its still-recognizable portrayal of the crass and vulgar world of literary endeavor," writes Francine Prose in her Introduction, "its very existence provides eloquent, encouraging proof of the fact that a powerful, honest writer can transcend the constraints of commerce."" "This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1891 first edition."--Jacket
Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing( file )
43 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 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
The whirlpool by George Gissing( Book )
91 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
Harvey Rolfe lives quietly on his modest inheritance at the fringe of London's social and commercial life, but tumultuous events bring Alma Frothingham into his orbit. Their contentment doesn't last long. Harvey's inability to see Alma as merely selfish rather than an emancipated new woman," turns this story into a tale of a marriage poisoned by sexual jealousy and deceit
The paying guest by George Gissing( file )
28 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
The nether world by George Gissing( Book )
90 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Michael Snowdon, in possession of a secret fortune, lives frugally, never revealing his wealth to anyone. He rescues his granddaughter from a life of toil, hoping to leave his wealth in her charitable hands. But the money complicates their lives, his plan fails, and this tale ends tragically for father, son, and granddaughter
New Grub Street by George Gissing( file )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
The private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( file )
in English and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
In the year of jubilee; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
81 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 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
Demos; a story of English socialism by George Gissing( Book )
90 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
The unclassed by George Gissing( Book )
76 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )
73 editions published between 1887 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 libraries worldwide
The emancipated; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
67 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
George Gissing, Jr
Gissing, George.
Gissing, George R. 1857-1903
Gissing, George Robert.
Gissing, George Robert, 1857-1903
گيسينگ، جورج
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
Languages
English (1,714)
German (11)
Spanish (1)
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