An Author To Admire

Not many readers have filled their reading lists with novels by the Victorian writer, George Gissing. Still, it might be a good idea to give Gissing a try. Who knows, maybe it’s time for a Gissing revival!

Wikipedia provides us with a somewhat complete list of Gissing’s novels, most of which are available online but unfortunately are not available in print.

Gissing
  • Workers in the Dawn (1880)
  • The Unclassed (1884)
  • Isabel Clarendon (1885)
  • Demos (1886)
  • Thyrza (1887)
  • A Life’s Morning (1888)
  • The Nether World (1889)
  • The Emancipated (1890)
  • New Grub Street (1891)
  • Denzil Quarrier (1892)
  • Born In Exile (1892)
  • The Odd Women (1893)
  • In the Year of Jubilee (1894)
  • Eve’s Ransom (1895)
  • The Paying Guest (1895)
  • Sleeping Fires (1895)
  • The Whirlpool (1897)
  • The Town Traveller (1898)
  • Charles Dickens: A Critical Study (1898)
  • The Crown Of Life (1899)
  • By the Ionian Sea (1901)
  • Our Friend the Charlatan (1901)
  • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903)
  • Will Warburton (1905)
  • Veranilda (1903, unfinished)
  • Stories and Sketches (posthumous, 1938) with preface by Alfred C. Gissing

George Gissing and the Writer’s Life

I have a good-reading-buddy who has always pressed me to read more Gissing, especially New Grub Street. Well, I have read several of Gissing’s texts and even read New Grub Street but was interrupted and didn’t finish the whole book. I keep promising myself that I will finish but now it has been too long and I will have to start at the beginning again.

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