Collected Articles on George Gissing

Collected Articles on George Gissing

Mabel C. Donnelly's George Gissing: Grave Comedian (1954) is objective enough but remains superficial and patchy. It is now superseded by Jacob Korg's ...

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136998577

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

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First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Fiction of George Gissing

The Fiction of George Gissing

Raymond Williams states that George Gissing's “Demos (1886) and The Nether World (1889) ... stand in the direct line of succession from ...

Author: Lewis D. Moore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786452156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Most of George Gissing’s 23 novels have a certain air of autobiography, despite Gissing’s frequent arguments that his fictional plots bear little resemblance to his own life and experiences. Starting with Workers in the Dawn (1880), almost all of Gissing’s fictional works are set in his own time period of late–Victorian England, and five of his first six novels focus on the working-class poor that Gissing would have encountered frequently during his early writing career. While most recent criticism focuses on Gissing’s works as biographical narratives, this work approaches Gissing’s novels as purely imaginative works of art, giving him the benefit of the doubt regardless of how well his books seem to match up with the events of his own life. By analyzing important themes in his novels and recognizing the power of the artist’s imagination, especially through the critical works of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, the author reveals how Gissing’s novels present a lived feel of the world Gissing knew firsthand. The author asserts that, at most, Gissing used his personal experiences as a starting point to transform his own life and thoughts into stories that explain the social, personal, and cultural significance of such experiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Gissing the Working Woman and Urban Culture

George Gissing  the Working Woman  and Urban Culture

Hapgood, Lynne, 'The Literature of the Suburbs: Versions of Repression in the Novels of George Gissing, Arthur Conan Doyle and William Pett Ridge, ...

Author: Emma Liggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351933988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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George Gissing's work reflects his observations of fin-de-siècle London life. Influenced by the French naturalist school, his realist representations of urban culture testify to the significance of the city for the development of new class and gender identities, particularly for women. Liggins's study, which considers standard texts such as The Odd Women, New Grub Street, and The Nether World as well as lesser known short works, examines Gissing's fiction in relation to the formation of these new identities, focusing specifically on debates about the working woman. From the 1880s onward, a new genre of urban fiction increasingly focused on work as a key aspect of the modern woman's identity, elements of which were developed in the New Woman fiction of the 1890s. Showing his fascination with the working woman and her narrative potential, Gissing portrays women from a wide variety of occupations, ranging from factory girls, actresses, prostitutes, and shop girls to writers, teachers, clerks, and musicians. Liggins argues that by placing the working woman at the center of his narratives, rather than at the margins, Gissing made an important contribution to the development of urban fiction, which increasingly reflected current debates about women's presence in the city.
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George Gissing

George Gissing

Collet, Clara E., 'George Gissing's Novels. A First Impression', Charity Organization Review, October 1891, 375—80. A.R.O., 'George Gissing', Labour Leader, ...

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136174650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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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 for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.
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George Gissing

George Gissing

Gettmann, Royal (1961), George Gissing and H.G. Wells: A Record of their Friendship and Correspondence, Hart-Davis, London. Gissing, George, ed.

Author: Martin Ryle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351157469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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Once seen as a relatively marginal figure, George Gissing (1857-1903) persists in sparking interest among new generations of radical critics who continue to be inspired by his work and to develop fresh approaches to it. This essay collection, bringing together British, European, and North American literary critics and cultural historians with diverse specialities and interests, demonstrates the range of contemporary perspectives through which his fiction can be viewed. Offering both closely contextualized historical readings and broader cultural and philosophical assessments, the contributions will engage not only the specialist but those interested in the diverse themes that absorbed Gissing: the cultural and social formation of class and gender, social mobility and its unsettling effects on individual and collective identities, the place of writing in emerging mass culture, and the possibilities and limits of fiction as critical intervention.
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George Gissing Classicist

George Gissing  Classicist

Was George Gissing a Distinguished Failure ? " Current Opinion , LIV ( 1913 ) , p . 143 . Anonymous . ( Bullen ? ) . " Recollections of George Gissing ...

Author: Samuel Vogt Gapp

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512816112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Gissing's combination of the love of classical literature with this vivid sense of modern realism, showing how his classical background was built up by reading and his travels in Italy, with references of classical allusions in his works.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

George Gissing

George Gissing

In Gissing's case , as in many previous cases , the formal and authoritative records are the ... 2 , vol . ii : “ George Gissing , " by Thomas Seccombe .

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Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Features a collection of Internet resources about the English novelist George Robert Gissing (1857-1903), compiled by Peter Morton. Includes a brief biographical sketch of Gissing, online texts of some of his novels, and criticism of Gissing's works.
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George Gissing and the Woman Question

George Gissing and the Woman Question

1Pierre Coustillas, 'George Gissing à Manchester', Etudes Anglaises, 16/3 (1963): pp. 255–61 (p. 260). 2 An Exile's Cunning: Some Private Papers of George ...

Author: Christine Huguet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317128588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Approaching its subject both contextually and comparatively, George Gissing and the Woman Question reads Gissing's novels, short stories and personal writings as a crux in European fiction's formulations of gender and sexuality. The collection places Gissing alongside nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors as diverse as Paul Bourget, Ella Hepworth Dixon, May Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser, theorizing the ways in which late-Victorian sexual difference is challenged, explored and performed in Gissing's work. In addition to analyzing the major novels, essays make a case for Gissing as a significant short story writer and address Gissing's own life and afterlife in ways that avoid biographical mimetics. The contributors also place Gissing's work in relation to discourses of subjectivity and intersubjectivity, identity, public space, class and labour, especially literary production. Increasingly viewed as a key chronicler of the late Victorian period's various redefinitions of sexual difference, Gissing is here recognized as a sincere, uncompromising chronicler of social change.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Gissing The Cultural Challenge

George Gissing  The Cultural Challenge

Information about more recent research is to be found in George Gissing: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him, compiled by Joseph J. Wolff ...

Author: John Sloan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349199433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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The Heroic Life of George Gissing Part III

The Heroic Life of George Gissing  Part III

'George Gissing', Daily News, 30 December 1903, p. 5. A revised version of this article appeared in Masterman's collection of essays, In Peril of Change ...

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317304036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. This final volume in Coustillas’s prodigious biography examines the turbulent last years of the author’s life and his literary afterlife.
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The Heroic Life of George Gissing Part I

The Heroic Life of George Gissing  Part I

See 'Abstracts of Notes by Dr. Henry Hick on George Gissing' in Hick's Recollections: 'A cousin of mine said that her brother, who had been most dreadfully ...

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317304081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing chronologically and in close detail. Part I covers Gissing’s early life up until his establishment as a writer of moderate critical success.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Gissing and the Place of Realism

George Gissing and the Place of Realism

Among the countries that Gissing trod, America embodies the first “mooring” harbour of his ... 5 Cf. Barbara Rawlinson, “George Gissing, Journalist, ...

Author: Rebecca Hutcheon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527571419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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This collection explores Gissing’s place in the narrative of fin-de-siècle literature. Together, chapters here theorise how late-Victorian spatial and generic norms are confronted, explored and performed in Gissing’s works. In addition to presenting new readings of the major novels and introducing readers to lesser-known works, the collection advocates Gissing’s importance as a journalist, short story, and travel writer. It also recognises Gissing as a central proponent in the late-Victorian realism debate. The book, like today’s nineteenth-century studies, is interdisciplinary. It includes familiar interpretive approaches—biographical, historicist, and comparative—together with fresh perspectives informed by ecocriticism, materiality, and cultural performance. In addition, it is markedly comparative in scope. Gissing is read alongside familiar authors like Dickens, Ruskin, and Hardy, but also, and more unusually, Nietzsche, Besant, Freud and Foucault. Collectively, these chapters illustrate that Gissing, though attentive to contemporary issues, is neither uncomplicatedly realist nor are his writings uncomplicated historical records of place.
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The Heroic Life of George Gissing Part II

The Heroic Life of George Gissing  Part II

Virginia Woolf, 'The Novels of George Gissing', Times Literary Supplement (11 January 1912), pp. 9–10. A framed copy of this poster is held by the John ...

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317304067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part II assesses the period of Gissing’s greatest authorial triumphs. His most critically acclaimed works, The Nether World (1889), New Grub Street (1891) and The Odd Women (1893) date from this time.
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Essential Novelists George Gissing

Essential Novelists   George Gissing

GEORGE GISSING, IN full George Robert Gissing, (born November 22, 1857, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England—died December 28, 1903, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France), ...

Author: August Nemo

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9788577771745

Category: Fiction

Page: 665

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Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of George Gissing which are New Grub Street and The Odd Wome. George Gissing was an English writer noted for the unflinching realism of his novels about the lower middle class. His work is serious—though not without a good deal of comic observation—interesting, scrupulously honest, and rather flat. Gissing was deeply critical, in an almost wholly negative way, of contemporary society. Novels selected for this book: - New Grub Street - The Odd Wome This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.
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7 best short stories by George Gissing

7 best short stories by George Gissing

George Gissing, in full George Robert Gissing, (born November 22, 1857, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England—died December 28, 1903, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France), ...

Author: George Gissing

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 74

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George Gissing was an English writer noted for the unflinching realism of his novels about the lower middle class. His work is serious—though not without a good deal of comic observation—interesting, scrupulously honest, and rather flat. Gissing was deeply critical, in an almost wholly negative way, of contemporary society. This selection chosen by the critic August Nemo contains the following stories: The House Of Cobwebs A Capitalist Christopherson Humplebee The Scrupulous Father A Poor Gentleman Miss Rodney's Leisure
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The Woman Question and George Gissing

The Woman Question and George Gissing

George. Gissing. 1880 Workers in the Dawn 1884 The Unclassed 1886 Isabel Clarendon 1886 Demos: A Story of English Socialism 1887 Thyrza: A Tale 1888 A ...

Author: James Haydock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496971975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

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Even though his books never sold as well as those of more popular novelists, women in particular liked George Gissings work and often wrote to him for advice. They could see he was keenly interested in the lives of women and the long struggle to improve their condition in a gender-restrictive society dominated by males. Though Gissing tried to champion the womens cause, he did not entirely succeed. Perhaps he was too close to the changes affecting women to understand their situation fully. Perhaps with individual women a tenacious idealism blurred his vision. Perhaps the facts of his life and experience prevented a balanced judgment. Yet if he could say at the end of his career that he knew nothing at all about women, it was not because he had failed to write about them or to make a thorough study of them. Gissing used the woman question of his day to create female characters as much alive now as when he first began to write.
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Letters of George Gissing to members of his family

Letters of George Gissing to members of his family

George Gissing. APPENDIX B Extract from The Times of December 29 , 1903 : in 1884 ; We regret to announce the death of Mr. George Gissing , the novelist ...

Author: George Gissing

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

Category: Novelists, English

Page: 414

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George Gissing

George Gissing

This edition of the correspondence between Wells and Gissing from the Wells
Collection at the University of Illinois at ... Mr. George Gissing ' by H.G. Wells ,
which first appeared in the Contemporary Review , August 1897 Appendix D '
George ...

Author: Michael Collie

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036441348

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George Gissing

George Gissing

... 295 , 300 – 1 Xerxes , Emperor , 170 Williams , Trevor , 33 Williamson ,
Charles and Alice , 355 Yarmouth , 238 , 241 Williamson , George , 366 Yellow
Book ... Thérèse Raquin , 103 - 4 Willersey , 130 , 223 , 254 , 273 , 444 GEORGE
GISSING.

Author: Paul Delany

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: UOM:39015073871421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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George Orwell was asked to write a biography of George Gissing, having hailed him as 'perhaps the best novelist England has produced.' He had to refuse, and instead of a book like this one, Orwell wrote a novel, 1984. His closeness to Gissing can help draw the map of English literature from 1880 to 1950. Orwell was born in the year that Gissing died, 1903. Both of them lived 46 years and died of lung disease. It is likely that Orwell borrowed the first name of his pseudonym from Gissing. Orwell, though, chose to live among the poor to begin a lifelong commitment to leftist politics. Gissing became poor by bad luck and bad judgement; he came to believe that political solutions were unlikely to abolish human misery, and declared that the great subject of his novels was the situation of educated people with 'not enough money.' Paul Delany's has read Gissing's 22 novels, and his other works, with a fine biographer's eye. Gissing was a neurotic writer, and everything in his later life was determined by the twin disasters of his imprisonment and his marriage to Nell Harrison. Prison he concealed altogether. It could be argued that Victorian society rested on hypocrisy, requiring everyone to lie about their desires. But the major figures in Gissing's novels are almost always bad liars. In his own case a mistake in youth created daily misery that he could never shake off. Yet Gissing the novelist gives us better than anyone the flavour of London in the 1880s and 1890s: a compound of wet streets, fog, coal-smoke, narrow horizons, and an imagination equal to it all. In Paul Delany he has found the perfect biographer.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography