We are pleased to announce a new critical edition of George Gissing’s Demos, edited by Debbie Harrison.
Demos tells the story of London mechanic and ardent socialist Richard Mutimer, who unexpectedly inherits a fortune at the expense of the presumed heir, aristocratic Hubert Eldon. Mutimer leaves behind his old life to establish a model village for ironworkers in the idyllic Midland town of Wanley. He also deserts the girl who loves him, as he seeks to assume the social status of the middle-class capitalists he once despised.
This edition includes:
A preface by Pierre Coustillas; a critical introduction and notes by Debbie Harrison; suggestions for further reading; George Gissing biography & chronology; an appendix on the politics of Demos.
For more information, please see the Demos webpage.