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George Gissing's Memorandum Book

A Novelist's Notebook, 1895-1902. Salzburg studies in literature

By (author) George Gissing
Volume editor Bouwe Postmus
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 1996
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773441913
ISBN-13: 9780773441910
Barcode No: 9780773441910
This text is one of the last unpublished Gissing documents. It is a small notebook containing observations of people and places, many of which found their way into the books to come out of his last years. There are also entries revealing domestic details of the last years of his second marriage to Edith Underwood, itineraries and other travel details of the holiday in Switzerland in 1899 with the last woman of his life, Gabrielle Fleury. Entries also document the increasingly desperate search for health, his stay in the East Anglian Sanatorium at Nayland, and the attempt to ward off the fatal threat of consumption at Arcachon, all filling out the picture of Gissing, the man and the writer.

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