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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Works: 1,064 works in 5,091 publications in 11 languages and 88,443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Diaries  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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Most widely held works about George Gissing
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Most widely held works by George Gissing
New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )

287 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 5,434 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
The odd women by George Gissing( )

171 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five women in Victorian London and the choices they make or are forced to make concerning men's and women's place in society and relationship to each other
The private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( Book )

318 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,345 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; a novel by George Gissing( )

108 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,454 WorldCat member 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 town traveller by George Gissing( )

93 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,427 WorldCat member 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
The crown of life by George Gissing( )

67 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in English and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gissing's own life takes a turn for the better and this novel reflects a more optimistic view of life with such prominent themes as spiritual life, importance of love in life, consideration for depth in relationships, criticism of stale Victorian norms of marriage
Will Warburton; a romance of real life by George Gissing( )

73 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young wealthy gentleman looses everything in speculation and is forced into a humble life of a grocer. He finds his circumstances tragic at first and keeps his fate secret from all his friends and family. He re-considers his attitudes only when the woman with whom he is falling in love discovers he is a grocer, and throws him over
The paying guest by George Gissing( )

54 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,079 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
Denzil Quarrier; a novel by George Gissing( )

63 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 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
The nether world; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

141 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 WorldCat member 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
In the year of jubilee; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

108 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Lord, an accomplished modern London woman of the 1890's finds that life can have unexpected complications when she falls in love with the wayward Lionel Tarrant
Charles Dickens by George Gissing( Book )

121 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member 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 )

123 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,386 WorldCat member 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 )

106 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )

106 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyrza Trent, a young hat-trimmer, meets and falls in love with Walter Egremont, an Oxford-trained idealist who gives lectures on literature to workers. Trapped by birth and circumstance, Thyrza is attempting to escape her destiny in this tale of ambition, romance, betrayal and disillusionment
The unclassed by George Gissing( Book )

91 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osmond Waymark, a struggling teacher answers a magazine advertisement, placed by Julian Casti, a half-Italian who had felt himself to be rejected by society. The two strike up a meaningful and deep friendship
Veranilda; a romance by George Gissing( Book )

57 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story is not an unrequited romance - the two lovers are aware of their feelings for each other - as much as it is an unrewarded one, for the plot revolves around keeping the two from each other, as Veranilda becomes a pawn between the competing courts of Justinian and Totila. The story of Veranilda takes place during the time of the Gothic King Totila's advance on Naples and Rome
Our friend the charlatan; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

63 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he waited for his breakfast, never served to time, Mr. Lashmar drummed upon the window-pane, and seemed to watch a blackbird lunching with much gusto about the moist lawn of Alverholme Vicarage. But his gaze was absent and worried. The countenance of the reverend gentleman rarely wore any other expression, for he took to heart all human miseries and follies, and lived in a ceaseless mild indignation against the tenor of the age
The emancipated : a novel by George Gissing( Book )

82 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 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
The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations from the 1897 edition of The Old Curiosity Shop courtesy of the Mercantile Library Association of New York
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The town traveller
The odd womenThe private papers of Henry RyecroftBorn in exile; a novelThe town travellerThe crown of lifeWill Warburton; a romance of real lifeThe paying guestDenzil Quarrier; a novel
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, G.

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

Ռոբերտ Ջորջ Գիսինգ անգլիացի գրող

جارج گسنگ

جورج قیسینق

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, ジョージ

ギッシング, ジョージ・ロバート



English (2,369)

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German (19)

French (19)

Japanese (5)

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