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About the Author
Stephen Gill is Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto and a former Distinguished Scholar in International Political Economy of the International Studies Association. His publications include The Global Political Economy (with David Law, 1988), American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission (Cambridge University Press, 1991), Gramsci, Historical Materialism and International Relations (as editor, Cambridge University Press, 1993), Power, Production and Social Reproduction (with Isabella Bakker, 2003) and Power and Resistance in the New World Order (2003, and second edition 2008).
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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 text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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One can not be sure of Gissings stance towards the characters and surroundings of Clerkenwell, whether it be be pity or contempt. However, the overall mood within the novel cynically depicts the tedious and alienated London life.
I thought that I could never enjoy a Nineteenth-Century novel, until I read this one. Gissing surpasses Dickens in characterisation and humour and challenges the detail of Eliot.
Although Nell's death moved Gissing to write this novel, little in it is autobiographical. Gissing had lived in the slums of London he describes after his return from the United States. He was a compulsive and inveterate walker of city streets and a detailed observer of what he saw. He also did a great deal of reading, both of novels and of studies of the urban poor, that found its way into "The Nether World."
The book is lengthy and densely plotted. It is set in its entirety in a small area called Clerkenwell with few scenes of life outside the slum.Read more ›
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I think this book is a hidden gem, and why someone hasn't made it into a movie I just don't know. For me, in some ways, it is better than Dickens - it seems less sentimental and... Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book could have been written yesterday. It is as relevant today as it was then. It made me think how little has changed in 130 years. It is a good benchmark for poverty. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2012 by Daniel Crossley
Gissing seems to have borrowed the title of this novel from Dante - and the 'nether world' he wrote about, and mapped in some detail in the course of the novel, is the area within... Read morePublished on 10 April 2009 by John Pether
I enjoyed this book tremendously. Gissing's ability to create the atmosphere of despair through poverty and deprivation is second to none. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2008 by Ronald Fraser
One of Gissings best novels, this OUP edition seems to be a straight reprint of the original Victorian edition(s), complete with unpleasantly small typescript. Read morePublished on 1 May 2007 by Tony Walker