Gissing, George, 1857-1903

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1857-11-22
Death 1903-12-28
Britons
German, French, Greek, Ancient (to 1453), English, Italian

Biographical notes:

Important late Victorian novelist.

From the description of Earl Daniels Collection of George Gissing. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31469731

English novelist.

From the description of Letters to Algernon Gissing, 1881-1886. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34566949

Gissing and Roberts were friends from the time that they were classmates at Owens College.

From the description of Correspondence from Morley Roberts, 1884-1886. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 637176178

George Gissing was a talented Victorian author and bibliophile, perhaps best known for his bitterly realistic novels of the lower classes. Born in Yorkshire, he excelled at academics, and won a scholarship to Owens College where he was an award-winning student. He became enamored with Nell Harrison, a girl of the street, and resorted to stealing money to support her; he was caught, served one month hard labor, and was deported to America for a time. He earned a meager living writing short stories before returning to England, and worked as a tutor while building his career as a novelist. A prolific and skilled writer, he produced essays and short fiction, but is probably best remembered as a novelist; influenced by his experiences and interest in the lower classes, his realistic style helped bridge the gap between Victorian melodrama and modernism. Gissing was also an intense reader and a notable book lover.

From the description of George Gissing letter to Mr. Sturmer, 1897 Aug. 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906029

English author.

From the description of Selections from the British poets : autograph manuscript signed : Wakefield, 1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881595

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the editor of the Cornhill [Leslie Stephen], 1878 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878601

From the description of Books I have read : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1871 July. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875172

From the description of Autograph postal card signed : Cotrone, Italy, to A.H. Bullen in London, 1897 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269592391

From the description of Portion of an autograph letter : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857805

From the description of Introduction to Martin Chuzzlewit : corrected manuscript, ca. 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122369461

From the description of [Translation of the second book of the Aeneid] : autograph manuscript signed : 1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881618

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "A. G", 1885 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878614

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1886 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878612

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Walter, 1901 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878623

From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) and autograph postal cards signed (4) : mainly Epsom and Dorking, to Harry Hicks, 1895 June 16-1902 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878626

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to "Dear little Boy" [Walter, his son], 1898 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878620

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Birmingham, to "Dear Masy", 1892 Nov. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878617

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to "My dear Walter" [his son], 1899 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878618

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, to the editor of the Cornhill, 1883 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878602

From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Jean de Luz, to Colles, 1903 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878604

Author, primarily novelist.

From the description of Correspondence and manuscripts, [ca. 1868-1903] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155474634

George Gissing was a British novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and literary critic.

From the description of George Gissing collection of papers, 1871-1954 bulk (1878-1929). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122597018

From the guide to the George Gissing collection of papers, 1871-1954, 1878-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Writer.

From the description of Papers, 1863-1958. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 28085088

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  • English literature--19th century
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