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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

George Gissing (1857–1903)

Gissing, George. An English novelist; born at Wakefield, Nov. 22, 1857; died in 1903. He had made a remarkable study of the London masses, from the ranks of skilled labor to the most noisome human refuse of the slums, the result being half repulsive and wholly powerful; particularly in: ‘Demos’ (1886); ‘Thyrza’ (1887); ‘New Grub Street’ (1891); ‘In the Year of Jubilee’ (1894); and ‘Sleeping Fires.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).