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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Overview
Works: 865 works in 4,129 publications in 14 languages and 75,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Bibliography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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Most widely held works about George Gissing
 
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New Grub Street by George Gissing( Book )
217 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,702 WorldCat member 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
The private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( Book )
292 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,063 WorldCat member 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
Born in exile by George Gissing( Book )
87 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,990 WorldCat member 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 town traveller by George Gissing( )
82 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member 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
The crown of life by George Gissing( )
48 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member 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
Will Warburton by George Gissing( )
67 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,666 WorldCat member 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
The paying guest by George Gissing( )
47 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member 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
The nether world by George Gissing( Book )
121 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member 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
Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing( )
48 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,508 WorldCat member 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
Charles Dickens by George Gissing( Book )
99 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member 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
The whirlpool by George Gissing( Book )
95 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member 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
In the year of jubilee; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
89 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member 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 )
113 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unclassed by George Gissing( Book )
80 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The odd women by George Gissing( )
17 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the acknowledged masterpieces of Victorian-era literary realism, George Gissing's novel The Odd Women portrays the plight of unmarried women in nineteenth-century England, probing the question of the financial and psychological well-being of those who were not able to find suitable matches. Recognized by critics as an early feminist text, this novel is a must-read for fans of historical -- and socially significant -- fiction
Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )
80 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emancipated; a novel by George Gissing( Book )
65 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A life's morning by George Gissing( Book )
68 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member 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
Veranilda; a romance by George Gissing( Book )
46 editions published between 1904 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The odd women by George Gissing( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member 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
 
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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 (2,002)
Japanese (28)
Chinese (24)
German (19)
Swedish (9)
Italian (6)
Korean (3)
French (2)
Catalan (2)
Persian (2)
Romanian (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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