Born In Exile

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 456 pages
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User Review  - Richard Epstein - Goodreads

George Gissing is an author everyone would like to like; but unless he's the subject of your dissertation, you won't. Read full review

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User Review  - Lee (Rocky) - Goodreads

There are always some difficulties with reading a book from a completely different era, and this book is no exception. Though the language wasn't difficult to understand, I did have some trouble ... 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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