George Gissing


Born
in Wakefield, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
November 23, 1857

Died
December 28, 1903

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George Robert Gissing was an English novelist who published twenty-three novels between 1880 and 1903. From his early naturalistic works, he developed into one of the most accomplished realists of the late-Victorian era.

Average rating: 3.78 · 13,181 ratings · 881 reviews · 203 distinct worksSimilar authors
New Grub Street

3.74 avg rating — 5,605 ratings — published 1891 — 516 editions
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The Odd Women

3.80 avg rating — 4,528 ratings — published 1893 — 459 editions
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The Nether World

3.85 avg rating — 795 ratings — published 1889 — 324 editions
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Born in Exile

3.62 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 1891 — 99 editions
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In the Year of Jubilee

3.68 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1893 — 62 editions
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The Paying Guest

3.39 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1885 — 49 editions
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The Private Papers of Henry...

3.78 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1902 — 91 editions
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The Whirlpool

3.85 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1897 — 77 editions
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The Unclassed

3.92 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1883 — 38 editions
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Eve's Ransom

3.70 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1895 — 65 editions
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New Grub Street New Grub Street #1 New Grub Street #2
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The Odd Women The Odd Women #1 The Odd Women #3
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The Nether World The Nether World #1 The Nether World #2 The Nether World #3
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3.85 avg rating — 798 ratings

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3.71 avg rating — 144 ratings

The Unclassed The Unclassed #1 The Unclassed #2
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“I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.”
George Gissing

“The misery of having no time to read a thousand glorious books.”
George Gissing

“It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.”
George Gissing

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