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Gissing and the City

Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England

by John Spiers

  • 195 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • General,
  • Gissing, George, 1857-1903,
  • Intellectual History,
  • London (England),
  • Fiction - General,
  • English,
  • British Isles,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Books & Reading,
  • Civilization,
  • London,
  • Novelists, English,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Social History,
  • 19th century,
  • City and town life in literature,
  • England,
  • Homes and haunts,
  • Intellectual life

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8401406M
    ISBN 101403997721
    ISBN 109781403997722

    Get this from a library! Gissing and the city: cultural crisis and the making of books in late Victorian England. [John Spiers;] -- Gissing's novels compel because of the ideas they present and the art they embody. This new collection, unusually, brings together contributors from a range of disciplines - . Christian Gissing, of True North Property Management, said that while there have not necessarily been people renting from downstate, the company has seen people who live in Traverse City book.

    New Grub Street () has the reputation of being George Gissing's finest novel. With bitter humour and grim realism, it tells the story of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of men and women struggling to earn their living as writers in the closing years of the Victorian era. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

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Even though Gissing is referred to as a great Victorian writer of the "second tier," I decided to read it, anyway. Well poop on that "second-tier" stuff. Gissing ruined himself socially and financially and ended up living in disgrace amongst the "lower classes."/5(57). Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England addresses the late Victorian cultural crisis and aesthetic revolt in urban life, politics, literature and art, by special reference to the experience of the shocks of the new urban environment, and literary and.

New Grub Street is a novel about writers -- nearly every character is a writer or a near relation -- but apart from a few brief cameos, there isn't an established writer in the entire book. Instead, some are formerly successful authors unable to adapt to the literary climate of the 's, exemplified by Edwin Reardon, and Gissing and the City book are modern men /5(43).

Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England addresses the late Victorian cultural crisis and aesthetic revolt in urban life, politics, literature and art, by special reference to the experience of the shocks of the new urban.

George Gissing has books on Goodreads with ratings. George Gissing’s most popular book is Classic British Novels. The Odd Women is my first George Gissing and I was happily surprised by this very feminist novel. Named for the unpaired, "marginal" women in Victorian England, Gissing is full of surprises.

The novel questions the role of women's work, relationships, marriage and position in society/5. These are heady days for Gissing criticism: Gissing and the City follows quickly on the heels of Bouwe Postmus's A Garland for Gissing () and Martin Ryle and Jenny Bourne Taylor's George Gissing: Voices of the Unclassed ().

This upsurge in essay collections is at least partly explained by two international conferences on Gissing. The Odd Women is an novel by the English novelist George Gissing. Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist movement.

Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist : George Gissing. The book was written in and published as a three-decker novel for which Gissing received the paltry sum of 30 pounds.

Inwhen he had received some recognition as a novelist, Gissing edited "The Unclassed" by cutting about one-third of the initial text and writing a short : New Grub Street, realistic novel by George Gissing, published in three volumes in It portrays the intrigues and the crippling effects of poverty in the literary world.

New Grub Street contrasts the career of Edwin Reardon, a gifted but impoverished author of proven literary merit, with that of Jasper Milvain, a materially successful reviewer and literary n: On the proceeds of this book, he fulfilled his dearest ambition by paying a long visit to Italy.

He recorded how he had long been unable to read a book about Rome without feeling a pain in the heart. He repeated the visit in and Gissing never knew wide fame or considerable prosperity.

Indeed, Gissing turned out New Grub Street in just two months, a rate of 4, words a day; much the same as that demanded of Edwin Reardon in Gissing’s book.

The title of the novel refers back to ‘Grub Street’, an area once located off Moorfields which became synonymous in eighteenth-century London with hack-writers and a commodified.

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The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories George Gissing 30 downloads Thyrza George Gissing 29 downloads By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy George Gissing 29 downloads. Gissing’s five novels of the London poor, of which The Nether World was the last, the bleakest and the most accomplished, were all the product of his first decade or so in the city – written while living with Nell, during their uneasy separation, or amid the catharsis of her drink-ridden decline.

Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England addresses the late Victorian cultural crisis and aesthetic revolt in urban life, politics, literature and art, by special reference to the experience of the shocks of the new urban environment, and literary and artistic responses.

The result was a book. George Gissing () English author considered one of the most valuable contributors to late Victorian era literature, author of New Grub Street (). George Robert Gissing was born on 22 November at Thompson's Yard, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

His father, who died when he was thirteen, Thomas Waller Gissing (–), was a chemist from a family of Suffolk. George Gissing's portrayal of the hard facts of a literary life remains as relevant today as it was in the late 19th century, writes Robert McCrum.

Published: 31 Mar   The women in Gissing’s book are battling against a patriarchal Victorian society, a world so rigid and staid that its oppression, even from the pages of a book, feels as great as the dense London fog that used to suffocate the city (as described in a powerful scene by Gissing).

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