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Coustillas, Pierre

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Most widely held works about Pierre Coustillas
 
Most widely held works by Pierre Coustillas
Gissing, the critical heritage by Pierre Coustillas( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming Sex takes on questions of international context and comparison as well as continuity and discontinuity in twentieth century German history in a manner that other studies have not. The book follows Weimar sex reformers into the Third Reich, to exile around the world, and into both the Eastern and Western zones of postwar Germany. It demonstrates how deeply rooted eugenics ideology and American and Bolshevik models of modernity were in the Weimar movement. It also examines the drastic rupture between sex reform notions of social health and National Socialist population policy. The story of German sex reform provides a new perspective on post-World War II family planning programs; it sheds light on the long and lively background to current controversies about abortion, the role of doctors and the state in determining women's right to control their own bodies, and the possibilities for reforming and transforming sexual relations between men and women
London and the life of literature in late Victorian England : the diary of George Gissing, novelist by George Gissing( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays & fiction by George Gissing( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected articles on George Gissing by Pierre Coustillas( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The collected letters of George Gissing by George Gissing( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Galsworthy : an annotated bibliography of writings about him by Earl E Stevens( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic life of George Gissing by Pierre Coustillas( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part I covers Gissing's early life up until his establishment as a writer of moderate critical success
Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of George Gissing to Gabrielle Fleury by George Gissing( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic life of George Gissing by Pierre Coustillas( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part II assesses the period of Gissing's greatest authorial triumphs
With Gissing in Italy : the memoirs of Brian Ború Dunne by Brian Ború Dunne( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Gissing in Italy is the only portrait we have of the quotidian life, both trivial and important, happy and sad, of George Gissing at this point in his career, observed with the eye of a journalist, by a young man with no other concern than an accurate and lively painting of his own life with an eminent English writer living abroad, freed from the misery of his domestic life
The heroic life of George Gissing by Pierre Coustillas( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part III covers the turbulent years of the author's life and his literary afterlife
George Gissing at work : a study of his notebook Extracts from my reading by Pierre Coustillas( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rediscovery of George Gissing: [an exhibition at the National Book League, 23 June to 7 July, 1971]: a reader's guide by John Spiers( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of George Gissing to Edward Clodd by George Gissing( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Hick's recollections of George Gissing, together with Gissing's letters to Henry Hick by George Gissing( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emancipated : a novel by George Gissing( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam Baske, a young widow, freed from the constraints of making a living, leaves behind the grey stone chapels and flinty hearts of Lancashire for the sun and artistic splendour of Italy. She meets a host of her countrymen vacationing and occupying themselves with travel, art, philosophy, romance, and improving their health
George Gissing at Alderley Edge by Pierre Coustillas( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gissing's writings on Dickens: a bio-bibliographical survey by Pierre Coustillas( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in exile; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Godwin Peak, is a star student at Whitelaw College, which he won a scholarship to attend. He wins many academic prizes and his future seems promising. Then his Cockney uncle arrives intending to open an eating-house adjacent to the college. Godwin is mortified of being associated with 'trade' and leaves the college rather than face the scorn he expects to receive from his upper-class fellow students.This is indicative of his social aspirations (upwards) and snobbery (downwards). He moves to London where he abhors the social mores of the lower orders and pines to be accepted into high society where he believes his intellect should place him. He sees writing as a possible entry and pens a fiercely critical article on the Church of England and its attitude to Darwinism. It is published anonymously but not before word of its true authorship has spread within his small circle of friends. These include Christian Moxey, who has an idealised romantic fixation on a married woman (ultimately found to be unrequited), Moxey's sister Marcella has a likewise unrequited crush on Godwin Peak, and Malkin-a flighty Bohemian who has an idea of training an adolescent girl to be a wife worthy of his radical views, and who has formed a relationship with Mrs.Jacox and her daughters to further this plan (ultimately successful). After submitting the article Peak goes on holiday to the West Country stopping of in Exeter where he encounters the Warricombe family (minor gentry) whose son Buckland he was at Whitelaw with (Peak once visited the family as a child and was smitten by their daughter Sidwell). He trails the family around Exeter until he has an 'accidental' encounter with Buckland and gets invited to their house. He meets Sidwell, now a beautiful and devoutly religious woman, and in a hypocritical volte face Peak declares himself a Christian and whats more his intent to take Holy Orders. This plan would give him two things he desires,an upper class wife and entry into a socially higher class through his vocation. He stays in Exeter to execute his plan and proximity to the Warricombes, especially Sidwell and her father, seems to be getting him closer to his goals. However Buckland Warricombe distrusts him, seeing him as a social upstart, and seeks out Peak's London friends to ascertain his motives. He meets with the Moxeys and while there Malkin arrives, whose mouth runs away with him, exposing Peak's authorship of the article thus revealing Peak as a fraud and hypocrite. Marcella does not stop Malkin despite knowing the consequences for Peak, as it suits her ends to hamper Peak and Sidwell's relationship. Ironically Marcella is shown to be a better mate for Peak but he is more interested in Sidwell's beauty and social position. Buckland exposes Peak as a hypocrite and possible fraudster to Sidwell and her father (who liked Peak believing him to be sympathetic to his anti-evolutionary Anglicanism). However Sidwell has fallen in love with Peak and forgives him but Peak feels he cannot stay in Exeter and be shamed by the revelation of his hypocrisy, reminiscent of his leaving college rather than be associated with tradespeople. They part but keep up a cool, sporadic correspondence for some years. Then Marcella Moxey is killed while trying to prevent a horse being beaten and leaves her considerable wealth to Peak. He reluctantly accepts it (she had previously offered him money but he refused it) and now an independent man of means he proposes marriage to Sidwell. She almost accepts him but out of love and loyalty to her family, and father in particular, she turns him down. Denied his aspiration to marry into society Peak goes on a tour of Europe where he contracts Malaria and dies alone in a Viennese boarding-house. Thus Peak was born, lived and died in Exile. "--Wikipedia
 
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クースティアス, ピエール

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