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

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

The Odd Women

Author: George R. Gissing

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981165735


Page: 378

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It was the outcome of a long and intimate conversation. Alice Madden, aged nineteen, a plain, shy, gentle-mannered girl, short of stature, and in movement something less than graceful, wore a pleased look as she glanced at her father's face and then turned her eyes across the blue channel to the Welsh hills. She was flattered by the confidence reposed in her, for Dr. Madden, reticent by nature, had never been known to speak in the domestic circle about his pecuniary affairs. He seemed to be the kind of man who would inspire his children with affection: grave but benign, amiably diffident, with a hint of lurking mirthfulness about his eyes and lips. And to-day he was in the best of humours; professional prospects, as he had just explained to Alice, were more encouraging than hitherto; for twenty years he had practised medicine at Clevedon, but with such trifling emolument that the needs of his large family left him scarce a margin over expenditure; now, at the age of forty-nine-it was 1872-he looked forward with a larger hope. Might he not reasonably count on ten or fifteen more years of activity? Clevedon was growing in repute as a seaside resort; new houses were rising; assuredly his practice would continue to extend. 'I don't think girls ought to be troubled about this kind of thing, ' he added apologetically.

The Publisher

The Journal of the Publishing Industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X


Page: 148

View: 1929

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Abingdon Hall - Stürmische Zeiten


Author: Phillip Rock

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641144841

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7884

Der faszinierende zweite Band des großen, dreiteiligen Familienepos vor der Kulisse des Ersten Weltkrieges England, 1921. Die Bewohner des großen Anwesens Abingdon Hall – von der Herrin des Hauses bis zum Chauffeur – versuchen mit aller Kraft, die bewegte Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen. Ein jeder hat große Verluste erlitten in den Jahren des Krieges, doch die Hoffnung auf bessere Zeiten macht es Martin Rilke und seinen Verwandten, der Familie Greville, etwas leichter. Die Ära der Goldenen Zwanziger liegt verheißungsvoll vor ihnen – schillernd, aufregend und tabulos – und für einen flüchtigen Moment scheint es, als sei alles gut ...

Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn

Author: Wilhelm Waiblinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743719339

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

View: 595

Wilhelm Waiblinger: Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn Entstanden 1827/28. Erstdruck »Zeitgenossen. Biographisches Magazin für die Geschichte unserer Zeit«, Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1831. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Friedrich Hölderlin (Pastell von Franz Karl Hiemer, 1792). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Die Form einer Stadt

Author: Julien Gracq

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854201601


Page: 128

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Der geniale Mensch

Author: Cesare Lombroso

Publisher: N.A


Category: Genius

Page: 447

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Die Lust und ihr Preis

Aufzeichnungen eines reisenden Gentleman

Author: John Lanchester,Melanie Walz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423125031


Page: 254

View: 8158


fantastischer Roman

Author: Steph Swainston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442243648


Page: 474

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Die neue Magdalena

Roman von Wilkie Collins. Aus dem Englischen

Author: Wilke Collins

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Meine deutsche Frage

Jugend in Berlin 1933 - 1939

Author: Peter Gay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406421105

Category: Jews

Page: 229

View: 8270

Die Stadt als Kunstwerk

London, Paris, Wien

Author: Donald J. Olsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 418

View: 6949

Sein oder Nichtsein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736837925

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 1582

"Sein oder Nichtsein" ist ein Roman von Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian Andersen (* 2. April 1805 in Odense; † 4. August 1875 in Kopenhagen) ist der bekannteste Dichter und Schriftsteller Dänemarks. Berühmt wurde er durch seine zahlreichen Märchen.