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Gissing, George 1857-1903

Overview
Works: 872 works in 4,359 publications in 14 languages and 78,298 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Diaries  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Illustrator, Other, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR4716, 823.8
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New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )

258 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,189 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 )

263 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,462 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 )

131 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 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
Charles Dickens by George Gissing( Book )

115 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 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 )

106 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 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 )

112 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year of jubilee; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

95 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 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
Born in exile; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

92 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 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 unclassed by George Gissing( Book )

87 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyrza : a tale by George Gissing( Book )

86 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emancipated; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

70 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 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 840 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
A life's morning by George Gissing( Book )

71 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 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
Will Warburton; a romance of real life by George Gissing( Book )

70 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 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
Veranilda; a romance by George Gissing( Book )

49 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crown of life by George Gissing( Book )

54 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics regard George Gissing as one of the most important writers of the Victorian era. Over the course of his career, he emerged as one of the most significant innovators in the literary genre of realism. In The Crown of Life, one of his later works, Gissing explores human relationships, and in particular, marriage, with the keen eye for detail and piercing insight that are his hallmarks
Denzil Quarrier; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

53 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 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
By the Ionian Sea by George Gissing( Book )

86 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 589 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
The paying guest by George Gissing( Book )

50 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 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
Eve's ransom; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

62 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next morning passed in restless debate with himself. He did not cross the way to call upon Eve: the thought of speaking with her on the doorstep of a lodging-house proved intolerable. All day long he kept his post of observation. Other persons he saw leave and enter the house, but Miss Madeley did not come forth. That he could have missed her seemed impossible, for even while eating his meals he remained by the window. Perchance she had left home very early in the morning, but it was unlikely
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
New Grub street
Alternative Names
George Gissing Brits schrijver

George Gissing brittisk frfattare

George Gissing crivain britannique

George Gissing, Jr

George Gissing scrittore inglese

George Robert Gissing englischer Schriftsteller

Gissing, George

Gissing, George R. 1857-1903

Gissing, George Robert

Gissing George Robert 1857-1903

Τζορτζ Γκίσινγκ

Джордж Гиссинг

Джордж Гіссінг

Джордж Гісінг

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

ジョージ・ギッシング

乔治吉辛

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The private papers of Henry RyecroftThe nether world; a novelCharles DickensThe whirlpoolDemos; a story of English socialismIn the year of jubilee; a novelBorn in exile; a novelThe unclassed