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New Grub Street
George Gissing
0140430326
Sept 1976
Paperback
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Review
?The most impressive of Gissing?s books . . . England has produced very few better novelists.? ?George Orwell --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
A semi-autobiographical novel about a group of novelists and journalists striving to earn a living while dealing with poverty, stress and marital problems. This is considered to be Gissings finest book. Eleven 90-minute cassettes. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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George Gissing
Robert L. Selig
0805770615
January 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editors: Kinley E. Roby, Northeastern University; Herbert Sussman, Northeastern University; Joseph Bartolomeo, University of Massachusetts; George Economou, University of Oklahoma; Arthur F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts

Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work. A reader new to the work...



The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Norton Critical Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
0393974650
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The text of Stevenson's novella is that of the 1886 First British Edition, the only edition which was set directly from the author's manuscript and for which he read proofs. It has been rigorously annotated for undergraduate readers and is accompanied by a textual appendix. "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes a wealth of materials on the story and its relevance to Victorian culture. "Performance Adaptations" shows the versatility with which the plot of Jekyll and Hyde has been reworked over more than a century as an outlet for modern psychological and social concerns. "Criticism" collects five essays on the novella, centering on its allegorical dimensions (Chesterton, Brantlinger, and Linehan) and its narrative technique (Nabokov, Garrett). A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. About the series: No...


The Odd Women
George Gissing
0140433791
Aug 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
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...


Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative in the Novels of George Gissing
Simon J. James
1843311089
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Perhaphs no theme dominates the Victorian novel more than that of money; no other Victorian novelist was more preoccupied with this subject than George Gissing (1857-1903). In the first full-length study of money in the work of this perplexing, compelling writer -- described by George Orwell as "perhaphs the best novelist England has produced" -- Simon J. James examines how Gissing’s work dramatizes the hold of capital on every facet of everyday life, including love, art, virtue and morality. Unsettled Accounts situates Gissing's work within Victorian anxieties over society's transformation by changes in the nature of its economy -- that money's power was both ever-increasing, and a malevolent influence. Gissing's best-known novels, such as The Odd Women and his celebrated novel of literary life New Grub Street,...


The Odd Women
George Gissing
019283312X
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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...


New Grub Street
John Goode
0192836587
Feb 1999
Paperback
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Review
?The most impressive of Gissing?s books . . . England has produced very few better novelists.? ?George Orwell --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
New Grub Street (1891), George Gissing's most highly regarded novel, is the story of men and women forced to make their living by writing. Their daily lives and broken dreams, made and marred by the rigors of urban life and the demands of the fledgling mass communications industry, are
presented with vivid realism and unsentimental sympathy. Its telling juxtaposition of the writing careers of the clever and malicious Jaspar Milvain and the honest and struggling Edward Reardon quickly made New Grub Street into a classic work of late Victorian fiction.

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Vice of Wedlock: The Theme of Marriage in George Gissing's Novels
Christian Sjoholm
9155432581
September 1994
Paperback
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New Grub Street
George Gissing
0375761101
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Review
“The most impressive of Gissing’s books . . . England has produced very few better novelists.” —George Orwell

Review
?The most impressive of Gissing?s books . . . England has produced very few better novelists.? ?George Orwell

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George Gissing
Pierre Coustillas
0415134684
March 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read the material themselves.


The Odd Women
George Gissing
0393006107
Dec 1971
Paperback
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Book Description
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...


George Gissing: Voices of the Unclassed
Martin Ryle
0754636755
July 2005
Hardcover
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By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy
George R. Gissing
0810160102
July 1996
Paperback
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Amazon.com
When the gentleman traveler George Gissing headed for Calabria in 1897 he wrote, "Every man has his intellectual desire; mine is to escape life as I know it and dream myself into that old world which was the imaginative delight of my boyhood." Gissing, who led a life filled with hardship and bitter disappointment, yearned for the rapture of the river Galaesus and the freedom he associated with the classical vision. Though he encountered rough terrain, poor accommodations, and often bitter disappointment, he learned the truth about himself and emerged triumphant. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy
George R. Gissing
1419111434
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The waiter -- perhaps he was the landlord, I left this doubt unsolved -- brought me a cup of coffee; dirtier and more shabbily apparelled man I have never looked upon; viler coffee I never drank. Then I descended into the gloom of the street. The familiar odours breathed upon me with pungent freshness, wafted hither and thither on a mountain breeze. A glance upwards at the narrow strip of sky showed a grey-coloured dawn, prelude, I feared, of a dull day.


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By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy
George R. Gissing
1566564948
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
"The names of Greece and Italy draw me as no others; they make me young again. The world of the Greeks and Romans is my land of romance." In 1897 the Victorian novelist George Gissing undertook a brief but eventful journey in southern Italy. His itinerary took him from Naples to Reggio di Calabria, via Paola, Cosenza, Crotone, and Squillace, through the area once known as Magna Graecia. Meditating on the vestiges of Greco-Roman civilization, Gissing visited tombs, temples, museums, and cathedrals in search of the imprint of antiquity and "that old world which was the imaginative delight of my boyhood." The result was By the Ionian Sea, first published in 1901. By turns lyrical and melancholy, Gissing's masterpiece of travel writing alternates between light and dark, life and death, Paganism and Christianity. Looking...


George Gissing, the Working Woman, And Urban Culture
Emma Liggins
0754637174
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Collected Letters of George Gissing: 1886-1888, Vol. 3
George Gissing
0821410148
July 1992
Hardcover
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