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Gissing and the City

Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England

  • John Spiers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Meaghan Clarke
    Pages 31-40
  3. John Halperin
    Pages 180-188

About this book

Introduction

Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England addresses the late Victorian cultural crisis and aesthetic revolt in urban life, politics, literature and art, by special reference to the experience of the shocks of the new urban environment, and literary and artistic responses. It does so through interdisciplinary discussion of the novels of George Gissing, whose work is particularly linked to 'the city' and the crisis of urban experience, especially in the archetypal modern imperial city.

Keywords

drama England fiction novel Victorian era

Editors and affiliations

  • John Spiers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of English StudiesUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.School of Humanities, Social Sciences and LawUniversity of GlamorganUK

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