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The Nether World By George Gissing

The Nether World by George Gissing

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

A fast moving story of dramatic, sometimes violent scenes, this early novel of George Gissing depicts life among the artisans, factory girls and slum-dwellers of Clerkenwell in the 1870s. It presents one man's vision of the quality of life experienced by a variety of characters in the nether world.

The Nether World Summary

The Nether World by George Gissing

The Nether World (1889) is generally regarded as the finest of Gissing's early novels. A fast moving story of highly dramatic, sometimes violent scenes, it depicts life amongst the artisans, factory-girls, and slum-dwellers of Clerkenwell in the 1870s. But this is not just a novel of documentary realism. It is one man's mordant vision - shaped by bitter personal experience of poverty - of the quality of life endured by a variety of characters in the nether world. With Zolaesque intensity and relentlessness, Gissing lays bare the economic forces which determine the aspirations and expectations of those born to a life of labour. This is a tale of intrigue, as rapacious schemers try to wrest a fortune out of a mysterious old man who has returned to their midst, and of thwarted love. There is no sentimentality. This is a world in which the strong exercise power against their own kind, scheming and struggling for survival, a world from which, Gissing bleakly maintains, there can be no escape. This book is intended for general readers, students of Victorian literature, and the nineteenth century novel.

Additional information

GOR001337214
9780192817693
0192817698
The Nether World by George Gissing
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1992-06-18
438
N/A
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