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Moore, Lewis D
The fiction of George Gissing : a critical analysis / Lewis D. Moore
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008
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 4th Floor  PR4717 .M66 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Gissing, George, 1857-1903 -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description viii, 228 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-218) and index
Contents Gissing and the imagination -- Pt. 1: The social imagination -- The triumph of mediocrity: Gissing's New Grub Street -- Deception, violence, and the criminal act -- New people: Gissing's rising classes -- The loss of innocence: progress, science, and technology -- The failed triangle: marriage, family, and children -- Politics, work, and business -- Education old and new -- Pt. 2: The personal imagination -- Money as language and idea -- Discovery and disintegration: figures of disquiet -- Romantic love, sexuality, and convention -- The dubious sex: women in George Gissing's fiction -- Conflicted identities: the individual and society -- Pt. 3: The cultural imagination -- Against the modern: rural idylls and urban realities -- Gissing and Morley Roberts: the life of writing in Late-Victorian England -- Nationalism, imperialism, and the idea of England -- Religion and morality -- The natural world in human time -- The Late-Victorian detective -- Frontiers, edges, and boundaries
Summary "This work approaches Gissing's novels as purely imaginative works of art. By analyzing important themes in his novels and recognizing the power of the artist's imagination, the author reveals how Gissing's novels present a lived feel of the world Gissing knew firsthand"--Provided by publisher

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