New Grub Street

New Grub Street

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 24/06/1976
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Synopsis

In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and acquaintances in Grub Street including Jasper Milvain, an ambitious journalist, and Alfred Yule, an embittered critic. Here Gissing brings to life the bitter battles (fought out in obscure garrets or in the Reading Room of the British Museum) between integrity and the dictates of the market place, the miseries of genteel poverty and the damage that failure and hardship do to human personality and relationships.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140430325
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 405g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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New Grub Street
A Hidden Classic
Gissing's work has been heavily overshadowed by Victorian stalwarts such as Dickens but his writing is not to be underestimated. This novel, which portrays... READ MORE
Jenny Cooke