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Hailed as Gissing’s finest novel, New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards commercial savvy over artistic achievement, authors and scholars struggle to earn a living without compromising their standards. “Even as the novel chills us with its still-recognizable portrayal of the crass and vulgar world of literary endeavor,” writes Francine Prose in her Introduction, “its very existence provides eloquent, encouraging proof of the fact that a powerful, honest writer can transcend the constraints of commerce.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1891 first edition.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1968. (Penguin English library)

Synopsis:

New Grub Street (1891), George Gissing's most highly regarded novel, is the story of men and women forced to make their living by writing. Their daily lives and broken dreams, made and marred by the rigors of urban life and the demands of the fledgling mass communications industry, are presented with vivid realism and unsentimental sympathy. Its telling juxtaposition of the writing careers of the clever and malicious Jaspar Milvain and the honest and struggling Edward Reardon quickly made New Grub Street into a classic work of late Victorian fiction.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307431523
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Prose, Francine
Author:
George Gissing
Author:
Gissing, George
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
London
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021112
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
516

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 516 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307431523 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , Reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1968. (Penguin English library)
"Synopsis" by , New Grub Street (1891), George Gissing's most highly regarded novel, is the story of men and women forced to make their living by writing. Their daily lives and broken dreams, made and marred by the rigors of urban life and the demands of the fledgling mass communications industry, are presented with vivid realism and unsentimental sympathy. Its telling juxtaposition of the writing careers of the clever and malicious Jaspar Milvain and the honest and struggling Edward Reardon quickly made New Grub Street into a classic work of late Victorian fiction.
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