New Grub Street

ISBN-10: 0140430326
ISBN-13: 9780140430325
Edition: 1985
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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, arepresented 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.

George Robert Gissing was born on November 22, 1857, and died on December 28, 1903. He was an English novelist who published 23 novels between 1880 and 1903. Recent years have seen a strong revival of interest in Gissing, many of whose novels are now available in reprints. A bridge between late Victorianism and early modernism, Gissing's novels combine two essential themes of the period; the isolation and struggle of the artist and the economic bondage of the proletariat. New Grub Street (1891) and his own indirect autobiography, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903), reveal the close connection in Gissing between fiction and autobiography. Workers in the Dawn (1880) and Demos: A Story of English Socialism (1892) dramatizes Gissing's conviction that economic and class divisions are central to human character and individual destiny. Gissing died from emphysema at age 46 after catching a chill on an ill-advised winter walk. Verinilda was published incomplete in 1904. He is is buried in the English cemetery at Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

New Grub Street
Introduction
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of George Gissing
a Man of His Day
the House of Yule
the House of Yule
the House of Yule
the House of Yule
Marian's Home
to the Winning Side
Invita Minerva*
the Friends of the Family
Respite
Respite
Respite
Respite
Rejection
the Parting
the Past Revived
the Past Revived
the Legatees
a Proposed Investment
Married Woman's Property*
the Lonely Man
the Lonely Man
the Lonely Man
the Lonely Man
the Lonely Man
the Lonely Man
a Check
Fever and Rest
Appendix a Note on New Grub Street and London
Explanatory Notes

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