by George Gissing
Publisher: Lawrence and Bullen 1897
Number of pages: 453
A grim, pessimistic and thoughtful examination of materialistic, fast-paced urban life and of the difficulties of what today is frequently described as companionate marriage. Of all Gissing's novels, this book is probably the most modernistic in tone.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by George Gissing - Methuen & Co.
In this novel, a struggling young man sets his mind, quite arbitrarily, on gaining one particular woman's affection. It looks like mission impossible, for social reasons, but he doesn't give up and keeps dreaming and trying for years ...
by George Gissing - Smith, Elder & Co.
The author tells the story of a young, lower-class, Radical working-man, Richard Mutimer, who unexpectedly inherits a large fortune. He becomes the leader of a socialist movement and decides to use his inheritance to set up a cooperative factory ...
by George Gissing - Dodd, Mead and company
The first piece of thorough criticism of Charles Dickens and his works. Published when Dickens' literary reputation was at its lowest ebb, it helped to instigate a revival of appreciation for the novelist which has continued unabated ever since ...
by George Gissing - Project Gutenberg
George Gissing dramatizes key issues relating to class and gender in late-Victorian culture: the changing relationship between the sexes, the social impact of 'odd' or 'redundant' women, the cultural impact of 'the new woman,' and more.