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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140430325
ISBN-10: 0140430326
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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