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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Overview
Works: 996 works in 4,615 publications in 11 languages and 81,693 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Outlines and syllabi  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Illustrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )

267 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,246 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 private papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing( Book )

297 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,325 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
The nether world; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

118 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 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
The whirlpool by George Gissing( Book )

112 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 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
In the year of jubilee; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

93 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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 )

121 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )

96 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unclassed by George Gissing( Book )

82 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town traveller by George Gissing( Book )

84 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 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
Will Warburton; a romance of real life by George Gissing( Book )

71 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 839 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
A life's morning by George Gissing( Book )

68 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 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 )

50 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our friend the charlatan; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

60 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member 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
Born in exile by George Gissing( Book )

89 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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 crown of life by George Gissing( Book )

59 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in English and held by 730 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
Denzil Quarrier; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

59 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 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 : a critical study by George Gissing( Book )

51 editions published between 1898 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1898 volume, written 20 years after Dickens' death, contains a biographical study of his life and works
The paying guest by George Gissing( Book )

49 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 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
By the Ionian Sea by George Gissing( Book )

84 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and French and held by 579 WorldCat member 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 )

66 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set partly in Birmingham, London and Paris, we follow the fortunes of a young disgruntled draughtsman who tries to woo an equally dissatisfied young woman
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
New Grub street
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

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 (2,074)

Chinese (34)

German (22)

French (21)

Japanese (5)

Swedish (5)

Romanian (2)

Persian (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The private papers of Henry RyecroftThe nether world; a novelThe whirlpoolIn the year of jubilee; a novelDemos; a story of English socialismThyrza : a taleThe unclassedThe town traveller