New Grub Street
Publish date: October 25th 2012
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, English Literature
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Other thoughts/reviews:So Many Books: http://somanybooksblog.com/2013/06/14/new-grub-street/