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"Very few novels paint so unsparing yet subtle a picture of the selfishness of most human motivation; and though this intricate, perfectly plotted story is unrelievedly grim...it's also — unbelievably — ceaselessly absorbing, ironic, and often extremely (if truly darkly) funny. It's the greatest novel in English about failure." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"The most impressive of Gissing's books...England has produced very few better novelists." George Orwell

Synopsis:

Hailed as Gissing's finest novel, New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. Set from the 1891 first edition, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.

About the Author

Francine Proses most recent book is The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired. A contributing editor at Harpers, she is the author of ten books of fiction, including Blue Angel, a 2000 National Book Award finalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375761102
Introduction:
Prose, Francine
Author:
Prose, Francine
Author:
Gissing, George
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
London
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;19th century;london;literature;victorian;british;british literature;classic;english;england;english literature;journalism;classics;poverty;gissing;writers;writing;victorian fiction;1891;1890s;historical fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x1.09 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 544 pages Modern Library - English 9780375761102 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Very few novels paint so unsparing yet subtle a picture of the selfishness of most human motivation; and though this intricate, perfectly plotted story is unrelievedly grim...it's also — unbelievably — ceaselessly absorbing, ironic, and often extremely (if truly darkly) funny. It's the greatest novel in English about failure." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "The most impressive of Gissing's books...England has produced very few better novelists."
"Synopsis" by , Hailed as Gissing's finest novel, New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. Set from the 1891 first edition, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.
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