Unsettled Accounts

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Anthem Press, Dec 17, 2003 - Capitalism and literature - 200 pages
Simon J. James examines how Gissing's work reveals an unhappy accommodation with money's underwriting of human existence and culture, and how daily life in all its forms - moral, intellectual, familial and erotic - is transcended or made irrelevant by its commodification.

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Contents

Introduction Telling Money
1
Dickens in Memory Gissings Critical Writing
36
Poverty and Imagination The Early Novels
63
The Price of Culture Gissings Major Phase
91
Gissings City of Women The Later Novels
121
Notes
149
Bibliography
177
Index
192
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