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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


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.


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

About the editors

MEAGHAN CLARKE Lecturer, Leverhulme Special Research Fellow in the History of Art, University of Sussex, UK PIERRE COUSTILLAS Professor Emeritus, University of Lille, France RICHARD DENNIS Reader in Geography, University College, London, UK ELIZABETH F. EVANS Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA JOHN HALPERIN Centennial Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, USA MARY HAMMOND Lecturer in English, Middlesex University, UK CHRISTINE HUGUET Senior Lecturer in English, University of Lille, France SIMON J. JAMES Lecturer in English, University of Durham, UK EMMA LIGGINS Lecturer in English, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, UK SCOTT MCCRACKEN Professor of English, University of Keele, UK JOSEPHINE A. MCQUAIL Professor of English, Tennessee Technical University, USA MARGARET E. MITCHELL Assistant Professor of English, State University of West Georgia, USA BOUWE POSTMUS Lecturer in English, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands JOHN SLOAN Fellow and Tutor in English, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and CUF Lecturer, Oxford University, UK LUISA VILLA Professor Associate, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages, University of Genoa, Italy LAURA VORACHEK Instructor, Department of English, University of Alabama, USA LARA BAKER WHELAN Acting Director, Centre for Teaching Excellence, and Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing, Berry College, Mt. Berry, USA

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