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
Category:
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.

Sir Orfeo


Author: Oscar Zielke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384600247X
Category:
Page: 148
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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

Roman
Author: Phillip Rock
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641144841
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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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
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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.

Phaeton

Ein Briefroman
Author: Wilhelm Waiblinger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384304533X
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Wilhelm Waiblinger: Phaeton. Ein Briefroman Entstehungszeit: 1822. Erstdruck: Stuttgart (Franckh) 1823. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Wilhelm Waiblinger: Phaeton. Teil 1 und 2. Herausgegeben von Arthur Schurig, Dresden: Lehmann & Schulze, 1920. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Tom Roberts, Im Atelier des Bildhauers, 1885. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Sein oder Nichtsein


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736837925
Category: Fiction
Page: 346
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"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.

Die Lust und ihr Preis

Aufzeichnungen eines reisenden Gentleman
Author: John Lanchester,Melanie Walz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423125031
Category:
Page: 254
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Komet

fantastischer Roman
Author: Steph Swainston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442243648
Category:
Page: 474
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