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New Grub Street - George R. Gissing, John Goode
New Grub Street
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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... show more
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 Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199538294 (0199538298)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 New Grub Street by George Gissing
Predictably, I didn’t love this book like I did The Odd Women, though once I got into it, I did enjoy it. And usually I avoid books about writers and writing, finding them too navel-gazing; despite that, and the fact that it is a 19th century novel (published 1891), I read half the book in a single ...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 New Grub Street
Predictably, I didn’t love this book like I did [b:The Odd Women|675037|The Odd Women|George Gissing|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1177017769s/675037.jpg|661046], though once I got into it, I did enjoy it. And usually I avoid books about writers and writing, finding them too navel-gazing; despite th...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
3.5 New Grub Street by George Gissing
I struggled with this book a little at first, especially when I had a hard time liking some of the main characters. Most of the men in the book were quite unpleasant or even despicable in some way, whereas the women seemed more interesting to me, as they struggled to be independent of and respected...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
0.0 New Grub Street
Librivox recordong in conjunction with Project GutenbergThe story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synomynous with hack literature; as an institution, Grub Street itself no longer ...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
0.0 New Grub Street (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
Other thoughts/reviews:So Many Books: http://somanybooksblog.com/2013/06/14/new-grub-street/
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