Gissing, George, 1857-1903

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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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creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letters signed (12) and autograph postal cards signed (4) : mainly Epsom and Dorking, to Harry Hicks, 1895 June 16-1902 Dec. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection, 1766-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence with May Sinclair, 1897. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Papers, 1863-1958. Indiana University
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. Clement King Shorter collection of papers, 1853-1926 bulk (1889-1926). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Introduction to Martin Chuzzlewit : corrected manuscript, ca. 1842. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Tragara Press. Papers, 1953-1996. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf 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.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, to the editor of the Cornhill, 1883 Sept. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn H. G. Wells collection of papers, 1892-1952, 1896-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Letter, 1895 January 22, Epsom, Eng., to William M. Colles. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Postcard, 1901 Oct. 28, Nevers, France, to F.G. Killion, St. Alban's, England. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Letters, 1898-1900. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence to W. H. Hudson, 1898. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. George Gissing collection, 1868-1957. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Selections from the British poets : autograph manuscript signed : Wakefield, 1866. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1886 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942. Morley Roberts papers, 1884-1965. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Clara Collet Papers, 1876-1948 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence to Morley Roberts, 1889-1903. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Note, 1901 Jun 8. University of Michigan
referencedIn Bullen, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1857-1920. Letters, 1913-1918, Stratford-on-Avon, England, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf George Gissing collection, 1868-1957 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1891. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. George Gissing collection, 1868-1957. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors C-G). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph postal card signed : Cotrone, Italy, to A.H. Bullen in London, 1897 Nov. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Joseph Conrad collection of papers, 1885-1956, 1896-1934 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Pinker, James B. James B. Pinker collection of papers, 1886-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Paterson, James. Paterson mss. : photographs, 1941. Indiana University
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Papers, 1880-1904. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. George Gissing letter to Mr. Sturmer, 1897 Aug. 28. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Earl Daniels Collection of George Gissing. Colgate University, Everett Needham Case Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : St. Jean de Luz, to F.G. Kitton, 1902 Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Autograph letter signed : London, to George Gissing, 1889 June 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Partridge, C. J. Colin John Partridge fonds. [1958-2000]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Letter, 1898, Jan. 8, Rome. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942. Papers, 1892 Sept. 19-1938 Aug. 10. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Note, 1900 Nov. 16, Paris. University of Michigan
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Letters to Algernon Gissing, 1881-1886. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. [Translation of the second book of the Aeneid] : autograph manuscript signed : 1871. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : London, to the editor of the Cornhill [Leslie Stephen], 1878 Sept. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clement King Shorter collection of papers, 1853-1926, 1889-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : Birmingham, to "Dear Masy", 1892 Nov. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Walter, 1901 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James B. Pinker collection of papers, 1886-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : St. Jean de Luz, to Colles, 1903 Feb. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence and manuscripts, [ca. 1868-1903] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Levy, Richard John,. Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection, 1766-1935. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966,. English and American literary manuscripts and letters collection, 1663-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. Letter, 1916, October 1, Stroud, England, to P[hilip] D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "A. G", 1885 Sept. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Items relating to George Gissing : [n.p, n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to "Dear little Boy" [Walter, his son], 1898 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to "My dear Walter" [his son], 1899 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Books I have read : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1871 July. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gissingana collection, [ca. 1893-1947] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn DOBBS ROSALIND HEYWORTH 1865-1949 NEE POTTER, 1940-1945 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence from Morley Roberts, 1884-1886. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Portion of an autograph letter : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Buchan, John, 1875-1940. Letters, 1898-1927. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. George Gissing collection of papers, 1871-1954 bulk (1878-1929). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son collection of papers, 1893-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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associatedWith Allhusen, E. L., person
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associatedWith Bentley, George, 1828-1895. person
associatedWith Bertz, Eduard, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Buchan, John, 1875-1940. person
associatedWith Bullen, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1857-1920. person
associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. person
associatedWith Clodd, Edward, 1840-1930. person
associatedWith Colles, person
associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 person
associatedWith Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Fleury, Gabrielle Marie Edith, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Gissing, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles) person
associatedWith Gissing, Algernon, 1860-1937. person
associatedWith Gissing, Catherine. person
associatedWith Gissing, Catherine. person
associatedWith Gissing, Ellen. person
associatedWith Gissing, Ellen, 1867- person
associatedWith Gissing, Margaret person
associatedWith Gissing, Margaret. person
associatedWith Gissing, Margaret Bedford. person
associatedWith Gissing, Margaret Bedford. person
associatedWith Gissing, Thomas Waller. person
associatedWith Gissing, Thomas Waller. person
associatedWith Gissing, Walter, person
associatedWith Gissing, Walter L., 1892?- person
associatedWith Gissing, Walter Leonard, 1891-1916. person
associatedWith Gissing, William person
associatedWith Glemby, Harry, person
associatedWith Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. person
associatedWith Harrison, Austin, 1873-1928. person
associatedWith Harrison, Ethel. person
associatedWith Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923. person
associatedWith Hick, Henry, 1853?-1932. person
associatedWith Hicks, Harry, person
associatedWith Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup), person
associatedWith Hudson, W. H. (William Henry), 1841-1922. person
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associatedWith Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927. person
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associatedWith Pforzheimer, Arthur, person
associatedWith Pforzheimer, Carl H. (Carl Howard), 1879-1957. person
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associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
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Birth 1857-11-22

Death 1903-12-28

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