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A long illness leaves him too weak to live out his dreams and after a period of delirium, he dies. 45 An obsessive theme of Gissing’s fiction involves bad air, the constriction or freedom of the breath, and early deaths from respiratory conditions,46 but this may well be connected less with his experience of the quality of urban air per se as with the state of his own breathing. 47 In 1897 he wrote to his brother describing a weakness in his right lung, and two years later was diagnosed with emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Written in the early 1880s, it was first published in the United States in 1900 (by Herbert S. Stone and Company), but not published in England until 1914. George Bernard Shaw, Love Among the Artists (London: Constable and Company, 1914). FEMALE MUSICAL CREATIVITY 31 listeners. 13 At the same time Hichens and Shaw depict the daily grind of working as a composer, especially the particular problems of being a British composer within a musical culture that was in thrall to the romantic flamboyance of continental musicians and music making.
But of course it can’t be. ’ Robert Hichens, The Way of Ambition (London: Methuen, 1913) 1 In the vast history of music there has never yet been an instance of a woman standing great and solitary communing with great musical thoughts and pouring forth immortal melody and harmony in the manner of a Bach or a Beethoven. 1 She has never composed the music of the world. V. , ‘Failures of Women in Art’, The Sketch 21 (1898) 468 Even in Robert Hichens’s novel The Way of Ambition, first published over a decade after the death of Victoria on the eve of the disruption of the First World War, the thoroughly modern character Charmian still adheres to the commonly-held Victorian belief that a great woman composer is an impossibility.