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George Gissing and Wakefield

a novelist"s associations with his home town

by Clifford Brook

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Gissing Trust in Wakefield .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wakefield (England),
  • England,
  • Wakefield.
    • Subjects:
    • Gissing, George, 1857-1903 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Wakefield.,
    • Novelists, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Wakefield.,
    • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.,
    • Literary landmarks -- England -- Wakefield.,
    • Wakefield (England) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
    • Wakefield (England) -- In literature.,
    • Wakefield (England) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Clifford Brook ; with an introductory essay by Pierre Coustillas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4717 .B76 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination31 p. :
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1459772M
      ISBN 100951965808
      LC Control Number93116175
      OCLC/WorldCa31242952

      The collected letters of George Gissing by George Gissing, , Ohio University Press edition, in English.   George Gissing: A Life by Paul Delany p, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £ The picture section of a biography of George Gissing () was .

      [The author has shared this information from his site, which readers might wish to consult for more information about Gissing and about the author's recent book about the novelist.]. Born November 22 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, son of a chemist. Christened George Robert Gissing. Hotels near George Gissing Centre, Wakefield on Tripadvisor: F traveler reviews, 6, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near George Gissing Centre in Wakefield, England.

      George Robert Gissing (/ ˈ ɡ ɪ s ɪ ŋ /; 22 November – 28 December ) was an English novelist, who published 23 novels between and He also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. His best-known novels, which have reappeared in modern editions, include The Nether World (), New Grub Street () and The Odd Women (). George Gissing books and biography. Biography (Click to expand) George Gissing. George Gissing (Novem – Decem ) was an English novelist, who wrote twenty-three novels between and Although his early works are naturalistic, he developed into one of the the most accomplished realists of the late-Victorian era.


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The Crown of Life [Gissing, George] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Crown of Life. George Gissing's popularity once rivaled that of Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Elizabeth Gaskell.

While you won't find his books in every bookstore these days, he's still very much worth reading. His Wakefield home is manned by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers; 4/5(1).

George Gissing, in full George Robert Gissing, (born NovemWakefield, Yorkshire, England—died DecemSaint-Jean-de-Luz, France), English novelist, noted for the unflinching realism of his novels about the lower middle class. Gissing was educated at Owens College, Manchester, where his academic career was brilliant until he was expelled (and briefly imprisoned) for.

George Gissing: He fell in love Gissing, the son of a Wakefield chemist, had been a brilliant student of classics at Owens College, Manchester, with every academic honour within his grasp.

George Robert Gissing was born on November 22nd, in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educated at Back Lane School in Wakefield. Gissing loved school. He was enthusiastic with a thirst for learning and always diligent. By the age of ten he was reading Dickens, a lifelong hero. In Gissing won a scholarship to Owens College.

Whilst there Gissing worked hard but remained solitary. Books by George Gissing Although George Gissing wrote around short stories, several works of criticism and a travel book, it is his novels for which he is valued, and the exhibition presents these novels in order of publication.

Workers in the Dawn [] was George Gissing’s first novel. The first of his five ‘proletarian’. The Gissing Trust was founded in by Wakefield Historical Society, Wakefield Civic Society and others to acquire and preserve the childhood home of George Gissing in Thompson’s Yard, where family memorabilia, books and an exhibition are housed.

As with many Victorian writers, George Gissing’s life () reads rather like one of his novels. In some spooky cases, his life actually imitated his art, the fates suffered by some of his characters later befalling the author.

Born in Wakefield inGeorge Gissing’s existence was one of eternal struggle. Although a gifted scholar, [ ]. George Gissing moved to London as a nineteen-year-old in the autumn of He was a Yorkshireman, born in Wakefield and northern educated, a product of the provincial middle class.

By the time he came south, his life was in a groove from which he could not, or would not, escape. The aim was to acquire and preserve the boyhood home in Thompson’s Yard of George Gissing (), the Wakefield-born Victorian novelist. The Gissing Centre was opened in Thompson’s Yard, off Westgate, in and displays memorabilia, books and an exhibition about the author and his life.

George Gissing was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire on 22 Novemberthe son of a chemist who died young leaving five children in fairly straitened circumstances. He was a brilliant student who at the age of 15 won a scholarship to Owens College, Manchester.

George Robert Gissing was born on November 22nd, in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educated at Back Lane School in Wakefield. Gissing loved school. He was enthusiastic with a thirst for learning and always diligent. By the age of ten he was reading Dickens, a lifelong hero.

In Gissing won a scholarship to Owens College. Read “Sleeping Fires”, by George Gissing online on Bookmate – George Robert Gissing was born on November 22nd, in Wakefield, was educated at Back Lane School in Wakefield.

Gissing. George Gissing () English author considered one of the most valuable contributors to late Victorian era literature, author of New Grub Street ().

George Robert Gissing was born on 22 November at Thompson's Yard, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. His father, who died when he was thirteen, Thomas Waller Gissing (–), was a chemist from a family of Suffolk. George Robert Gissing was born on November 22nd, in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

He was educated at Back Lane School in Wakefield. Gissing loved school. He was enthusiastic with a thirst for learning and always diligent. By the age of ten. Margaret and Ellen Gissing. Margaret “Madge” Emily Gissing was born infollowed by her sister Ellen “Nellie” Sophia Gissing in at the chemist shop at 60 Westgate, Wakefield.

While their brother George has earned standing as an author, the sisters were constrained by. Henry Hick, generally known as Harry, was, like Gissing, born in Wakefield; he was four years George's senior.

His father, Matthew Bussey Hick, stayed in the town after he had sold his house and shop to Gissing's own father. The two families remained on friendly terms; Gissing, during his rare visits to his native place, would call on.

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George Gissing Centre, Wakefield: See reviews, articles, and photos of George Gissing Centre, ranked No on Tripadvisor among 38 attractions in Wakefield.4/5(1). George Gissing. AKA George Robert Gissing. New Grub Street. Birthplace: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Location of death: Saint-Jean de Luz, France Cause of deat.

English novelist, was born at Wakefield on the 22nd of November He was educated at the Quaker boarding-school of Alderley Edge and at Owens College, Manchester. His life Born:. George Robert Gissing was born on November 22nd, in Wakefield, was educated at Back Lane School in Wakefield.

Gissing loved school. He was enthusiastic with a thirst for learning and always diligent. By the age of ten he was reading Dickens, a lifelong Gissing won a scholarship to Owens College. Whilst there Gissing worked hard but remained solitary.George Robert Gissing was born in Wakefield, England, on Nov.

22, Exceptionally precocious, he was educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Owen College, Manchester, where his academic career was brilliant.

His personal life was, until the last few years, mostly unhappy.Thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve read the book as part of my reading challenge for This is by a local author, I chose the book randomly by way of it being the cheapest on eBay.

I had never read Gissing before, though as a Wakefield lass I knew of him. A more entertaining book I could not have picked/5(12).