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George Gissing

George Gissing

Voices of the Unclassed

  • Author: Martin Ryle,Jenny Bourne Taylor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317198905
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 170
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First published in 2005, this collection of essays brings together British, European and North American literary critics and cultural historians with diverse specialities and interests to demonstrate the range of contemporary perspectives through which George Gissing’s fiction can be viewed. It offers both closely contextualised historical readings and broader cultural and philosophical assessments and engages with a number of themes including: 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 possibility and limits of fiction as critical intervention. This book will be of interest to those studying the works of George Gissing, and 19th century literature more broadly.

Writing Place

Writing Place

Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing

  • Author: Rebecca Hutcheon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351047663
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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Exploring a hitherto neglected field, Writing Place: Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing is the first monograph to consider the works of George Gissing (1857-1903) in light of the ‘spatial turn’. By exploring how objectivity and subjectivity interact in his work, the book asks: what are the risks of looking for the ‘real’ in Gissing’s places? How does the inherent heterogeneity of Gissing’s observation influence the textual recapitulation of place? In addition to examining canonical texts such as The Nether World (1889), New Grub Street (1891), and The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1901), the book analyses the lesser-known novels, short stories, journalism and personal writings of Gissing, in the context of modern spatial studies. The book challenges previously biographical and London-centric accounts of Gissing’s representation of space and place by re-examining seemingly innate contemporaneous geographical demarcations such as the north and the south, the city, suburb, and country, Europe and the world, and re-reading Gissing’s places in the contexts of industrialism, ruralism, the city in literature, and travel writing. Through sustained attention to the ambiguities and contradictions rooted in the form and content of his writing, the book concludes that, ultimately, Gissing’s novels undermine spatial dichotomies by emphasising and celebrating the incongruity of seeming certainties

Thyrza

Thyrza

  • Author: George Robert Gissing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Our Friend the Charlatan

Our Friend the Charlatan

A Novel

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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New Grub Street

New Grub Street

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141974036
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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'If only I had the skill, I would produce novels out-trashing the trashiest that ever sold fifty thousand copies' In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and acquaintances in Grub Street including Jasper Milvain, an ambitious journalist, and Alfred Yule, an embittered critic. Here Gissing brings to life the bitter battles (fought out in obscure garrets or in the Reading Room of the British Museum) between integrity and the dictates of the market place, the miseries of genteel poverty and the damage that failure and hardship do to human personality and relationships. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

The Odd Women

The Odd Women

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775419258
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 700
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One of the acknowledged masterpieces of Victorian-era literary realism, George Gissing's novel The Odd Women portrays the plight of unmarried women in nineteenth-century England, probing the question of the financial and psychological well-being of those who were not able to find suitable matches. Recognized by critics as an early feminist text, this novel is a must-read for fans of historical -- and socially significant -- fiction.

Born in Exile

Born in Exile

A Novel

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Unclassed

The Unclassed

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1776599578
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 455
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Written when George Gissing was a struggling unknown novelist in his mid-twenties, this sprawling work of Victorian realism and romance is an ambitious achievement that far exceeds the author's age and experience. The novel centers on friends Osmond Waymark and Julian Casti, both part of the bohemian literary intelligentsia of the era. Waymark has plans and strong ideals, but his path forward in life is hindered by the fact that he's torn between two very different women.

The Crown of Life

The Crown of Life

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: George Gissing
  • ISBN: 8892531212
  • Category: Drama
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Novelist, born at Wakefield. In his novels he depicted the environment and struggles of the lower and lower middle classes with a somewhat pessimistic and depressing realism, although his last work, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, seemed to usher in the dawn of a somewhat brighter outlook. His other novels include Demos [1886], Thyrza [1887], The Nether World [1889], New Grub Street [1891], Born in Exile [1892], In the Year of Jubilee [1894], and The Town Traveller [1898]. He died at St. Jean de Luz in the Pyrenees.

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1830–1914

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1830–1914

  • Author: Joanne Shattock
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139828290
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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The nineteenth century witnessed unprecedented expansion in the reading public and an explosive growth in the number of books and newspapers produced to meet its demands. These specially commissioned essays examine not only the full range and variety of texts that entertained and informed the Victorians, but also the boundaries of Victorian literature: the links and overlap with Romanticism in the 1830s, and the roots of modernism in the years leading up to the First World War. The Companion demonstrates how science, medicine and theology influenced creative writing and emphasizes the importance of the visual in painting, book illustration and in technological innovations from the kaleidoscope to the cinema. Essays also chart the complex and fruitful interchanges with writers in America, Europe and the Empire, highlighting the geographical expansion of literature in English. This Companion brings together the most important aspects of this prolific and popular period of English literature.

The Routledge History of Literature in English

The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315461285
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 622
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The Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature, with accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature at each stage. With a span from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasises the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama underpin the narrative. The third edition covers recent developments in literary and cultural theory, and features: a new chapter on novels, drama and poetry in the 21st century; examples of analysis of key texts drawn from across the history of British and Irish literature, including material from Chaucer, Shakespeare, John Keats and Virginia Woolf; an extensive companion website including extra language notes and key text analysis; lists of Booker, Costa and Nobel literature prize winners; and an A-Z of authors and topics. The Routledge History of Literature in English is an invaluable reference for any student of English literature and language.

Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

  • Author: Russell Grigg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317644158
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 462
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What is meant by outstanding teaching? What makes the best teachers stand out from the rest? How can I develop my own practice to become an outstanding teacher myself? Whether you are training to become a primary school teacher or you are newly qualified and striving to improve your practice, this fully updated second edition of Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher will support, inform and inspire you on your quest for excellence. Throughout, Russell Grigg draws on theory, research and case studies of real classroom practice to discuss what it takes to become an outstanding primary teacher today. This bestselling guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest changes to the curriculum, including the National Curriculum in England for 2014 and Scotland’s Building Curriculum for Excellence. It has also widened its scope to appeal to trainee and serving teachers, reflecting the new Teachers’ Standards. Key topics include: defining and measuring outstanding teaching; understanding the theory, nature and scope of the curriculum; developing thinking skills in the classroom; understanding and meeting individual learning needs; using ICT to improve pedagogy; behaviour management; monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting. Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on school-based programmes such as Teach First, as well as more experienced teachers seeking inspiration.

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain

The Case of Assyria, 1845-1854

  • Author: Professor Shawn Malley
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140947917X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book encompasses the archaeological practices and representations that originated in Layard's excavations, radiated outward by way of the British Museum and Layard's best-selling Nineveh and Its Remains (1849), and were then dispersed into the public domain of popular amusements. That the stones of Assyria resonated in debates far beyond the interests of religious and scientific groups is apparent in the prevalence of poetry, exhibitions, plays, and dioramas inspired by the excavation. Of particular note, correspondence involving high-ranking diplomatic personnel and museum officials demonstrates that the 'treasures' brought home to fill the British Museum served not only as signs of symbolic conquest, but also as covert means for extending Britain's political and economic influence in the Near East. Malley takes up issues of class and influence to show how the middle-class Layard's celebrity status both advanced and threatened aristocratic values. Tellingly, the excavations prompted disturbing questions about the perils of imperial rule that framed discussions of the social and political conditions which brought England to the brink of revolution in 1848 and resurfaced with a vengeance during the Crimean crisis. In the provocative conclusion of this meticulously documented and suggestive book, Malley points toward the striking parallels between the history of Britain's imperial investment in Mesopotamia and the contemporary geopolitical uses and abuses of Assyrian antiquity in post-invasion Iraq.

Censoring Racial Ridicule

Censoring Racial Ridicule

Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930

  • Author: M. Alison Kibler
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469618370
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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A drunken Irish maid slips and falls. A greedy Jewish pawnbroker lures his female employee into prostitution. An African American man leers at a white woman. These and other, similar images appeared widely on stages and screens across America during the early twentieth century. In this provocative study, M. Alison Kibler uncovers, for the first time, powerful and concurrent campaigns by Irish, Jewish and African Americans against racial ridicule in popular culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Censoring Racial Ridicule explores how Irish, Jewish, and African American groups of the era resisted harmful representations in popular culture by lobbying behind the scenes, boycotting particular acts, and staging theater riots. Kibler demonstrates that these groups' tactics evolved and diverged over time, with some continuing to pursue street protest while others sought redress through new censorship laws. Exploring the relationship between free expression, democracy, and equality in America, Kibler shows that the Irish, Jewish, and African American campaigns against racial ridicule are at the roots of contemporary debates over hate speech.

The Nether World

The Nether World

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: Booklassic
  • ISBN: 9635269390
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 319
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The Nether World is a novel written by the English author George Gissing. The plot concerns several poor families living in the slums of 19th century London. Rich in naturalistic detail, the novel concentrates on the individual problems and hardships which result from the typical shortages experienced by the lower classes — want of money, employment and decent living conditions.

Theorists of the Modernist Novel

Theorists of the Modernist Novel

James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf

  • Author: Deborah Parsons
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134451326
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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Tracing the developing modernist aesthetic in the thought and writings of James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf, Deborah Parsons considers the cultural, social and personal influences upon the three writers. Exploring the connections between their theories, Parsons pays particular attention to their work on: forms of realism characters and consciousness gender and the novel time and history. An understanding of these three thinkers is fundamental to a grasp on modernism, making this an indispensable guide for students of modernist thought. It is also essential reading for those who wish to understand debates about the genre of the novel or the nature of literary expression, which were given a new impetus by the pioneering figures of Joyce, Richardson and Woolf.

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Imagination of Class

The Imagination of Class

Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor

  • Author: Daniel Bivona,Roger B. Henkle
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814210198
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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"A meld of two scholars' research and conclusions, The Imagination of Class is a synthetic journey through middle class Victorian discourse posed by poverty in the midst of plenty - but not that alone. Rather Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle argue that the representation of abject poverty in the nineteenth century also displaced anxieties aroused by a variety of challenges to Victorian middle class masculinity. The book's main argument, in fact, is that the male middle class imagery of urban poverty in the Victorian age presents a complex picture, one in which anxieties about competition, violence, class-based resentment, individuality, and the need to differentiate oneself from the scions of inherited wealth influence mightily the ways in which the urban poor are represented. In the representations themselves, the urban poor are alternately envisioned as sentimentalized (and feminized) victims who stimulate middle class affective response, as the objects of the professionalized discourses of the social sciences (and social services), and as an often hostile social force resistant to the "culturalizing," taming processes of a maternalist social science." "Through carefully nuanced discussions of a variety of Victorian novelists, journalists, and sociological investigators (some well known, like Dickens, and others less well known, like Masterman and Greenwood), the book offers new insight into the role played by the imagination of the urban poor in the construction of Victorian middle class masculinity. Whereas many scholars have discussed the feminization of the poor, virtually no one has addressed how the poor have served as a site at which middle class men fashioned their own class and gender identity."--BOOK JACKET.

The Whirlpool

The Whirlpool

  • Author: George Gissing
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1776599551
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 607
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British fiction writer George Gissing is now regarded as one of the most important authors of the late Victorian era. This satisfyingly rich novel offers an unconventional take on romance. Protagonist Harvey Rolfe woos and eventually marries the lovely and free-spirited Alma, admiring her independence and unwillingness to bow to social mores. But are these traits part of her allegiance to the evolving role of women -- or merely personal shortcomings?

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

  • Author: Jenny Bourne Taylor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139827332
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.