The Nether World

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Echo Library, Feb 1, 2007 - Fiction - 308 pages
16 Reviews
Gissing has been judged to be one of the foremost novelists of the late 19th century

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User Review  - Diana Woolley - Goodreads

An interesting read about the downtrodden in England. Does a good job of showing what living in poverty was like back in this era. Shows how your choices effect your future. Good character development. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you don't mind a long read. Read full review

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User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

This is not an enjoyable or comfortable read, but shows the lives of a group of the underclass around the area of King's Cross. There is little progress possible and most of the characters are in ... Read full review

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Recent years have seen a strong revival of interest in Gissing, many of whose novels are now available in reprints. A bridge between late Victorianism and early modernism, Gissing's novels combine two essential themes of the period; the isolation and struggle of the artist and the economic bondage of the proletariat. New Grub Street (1891) and his own indirect autobiography, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903), reveal the close connection in Gissing between fiction and autobiography. Workers in the Dawn (1880) and Demos: A Story of English Socialism (1892) dramatizes Gissing's conviction that economic and class divisions are central to human character and individual destiny.

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