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Foster, George G. -1856

Overview
Works: 52 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 2,951 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Fiction  Biographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5402, 821.7
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Most widely held works about George G Foster
 
Most widely held works by George G Foster
New York by gas-light and other urban sketches by George G Foster( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1850, New York by Gas-Light explores the seamy side of the newly emerging metropolis: "the festivities of prostitution, the orgies of pauperism, the haunts of theft and murder, the scenes of drunkenness and beastly debauch, and all the sad realities that go to make up the lower stratum--the underground story--of life in New York!" The author of this lively and fascinating little book, which both attracted and offended large numbers of readers in Victorian America, was George G. Foster, reporter for Horace Greeley's influential New York Tribune, social commentator, poet, and man about town. Foster drew on his daily and nightly rambles through the city's streets and among the characters of the urban demi-monde to produce a sensationalized but extraordinarily revealing portrait of New York at the moment it was emerging as a major metropolis. Reprinted here with sketches from two of Foster's other books, New York by Gas-Light will be welcomed by students of urban social history, popular culture, literature, and journalism. Editor Stuart M. Blumin has provided a penetrating introductory essay that sets Foster's life and work in the contexts of the growing city, the development of the mass-distribution publishing industry, the evolving literary genre of urban sensationalism, and the wider culture of Victorian America. This is an important reintroduction to a significant but neglected work, a prologue to the urban realism that would flourish later in the fiction of Stephen Crane, the painting of George Bellows, and the journalism of Jacob Riis."--Publisher description
New York by gas-light : with here and there a streak of sunshine by George G Foster( Book )

26 editions published between 1849 and 1971 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold regions of California : being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California: including ... the gold regions of that fortunate country. Prepared from official documents and other authentic sources by George G Foster( )

35 editions published between 1848 and 1975 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes letters by Thomas O. Larkin and Walter Colton, an editorial by Horace Greeley, and excerpts from books by John C. Fremont, William H. Emory, and Thomas J. Farnham
Celio, or, New York above ground and under ground by George G Foster( )

24 editions published between 1850 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen minutes around New York by George G Foster( )

16 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York in slices by George G Foster( Book )

30 editions published between 1848 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York naked by George G Foster( )

19 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York in slices : by an experienced carver : being the original slices published in the N.Y. Tribune by George G Foster( )

10 editions published between 1849 and 1996 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley : with some remarks on the poetical faculty and its influence on human destiny, embracing a biographical and critical notice by Percy Bysshe Shelley( )

10 editions published between 1845 and 1860 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution of 1848 : its causes, actors, events and influences by George G Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

11 editions published between 1845 and 1862 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was edited by his wife, Mary Shelley
Memoir of Jenny Lind by George G Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New-York über und unter der erde, roman by George G Foster( )

3 editions published between 1855 and 1856 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California ... Edited by G.G. Foster by George G Foster( )

2 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celio, oder, New-York über und unter der Erde by George G Foster( )

5 editions published in 1854 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gold regions of California : being a succinct description of the geography,history, topography, and general features of California ...( )

3 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley( )

1 edition published in 1852 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celio, oder New York uber und der Erde by George G Foster( )

2 editions published in 1854 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical works by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New York by gas-light and other urban sketches
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Fifteen minutes around New YorkNew York in slices : by an experienced carver : being the original slices published in the N.Y. Tribune
Alternative Names
Foster, G. G.

Foster, G. G. -1856

Foster, G. G. (George G.), -1856

Foster, G. G. m. 1856

Foster, George G. d. 1850

Foster, George G. d. 1856

Languages
English (213)

German (10)