This nine-volume series of the wide-ranging correspondence of one of the most gifted Victorian novelists is winner of the Modern Language Association’s Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters. Editors Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Pierre Coustillas have gathered Gissing’s copious correspondence from widely scattered sources and provide editorial context for the wealth of biographical and literary detail. Their careful editing and annotation are a framework for seeing Gissing (1857–1903) anew.


Editors

Paul E. Mattheisen, State University of New York at Binghamton
Arthur C. Young, Russell Sage College
Pierre Coustillas, University of Lille, France





Gissing's career, which spanned the period of about 1877 to his death in 1903, was characterized by prodigious output (almost a novel a year in the early days), modest recognition, and modest income. He wrote of poverty, socialism, class differences, social reform, and later on, about the problems of women and industrialization.


Gissing's career, which spanned the period of about 1877 to his death in 1903, was characterized by prodigious output (almost a novel a year in the early days), modest recognition, and modest income. He wrote of poverty, socialism, class differences, social reform, and later on, about the problems of women and industrialization.