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New Grub Street by George Gissing
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140430325
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Gissing
New Grub Street, Paperback (September 2016)
New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Whirlpool, Paperback (February 2015)View all books by George Gissing
The greatest of English realist novelists, famous for New Grub Street, the author creates an astonish picture of characters caught in the vortex of London, struggling to understand how they can make sense of their lives in a society of remorseless faithlessness and social snobbery.
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Author Biography - George Gissing
Francine Prose s most recent book is The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired. A contributing editor at Harper s, she is the author of ten books of fiction, including Blue Angel, a 2000 National Book Award finalist."
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