George Robert Gissing (22 November 1857 – 28 December 1903) was an English novelist who published 23 novels between 1880 and 1903. Gissing also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. He published his first novel, Workers in the Dawn in 1880. His best known novels, which are published in modern editions, include The Nether World (1889), New Grub Street (1891), and The Odd Women (1893). more »
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''I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.''George Gissing (1857-1903), British novelist, critic, essayist. Ryecroft, in The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, "Spring," (1903).