New Grub Street

New Grub Street

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Generally regarded as George Gissing's finest novel, this is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the 19th century, as universal education, popular journalism and mass communication began to leave their mark on the life of intellectuals. Projecting a strong sense of the London in which his characters struggle, Gissing also illuminates "the valley of the shadow of books", where the spirit of alienation that created modernism was already stirring. John Goode, who has edited and written the introduction to this edition, is the author of "Tradition and Tolerance in Nineteenth Century Fiction" and also edited Gissing's "The Nether World" and " George Gissing: Ideology and Fiction".
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  • Paperback | 567 pages
  • 110 x 180mm | 297g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192829637
  • 9780192829634

Table of contents

"New Grub Street". Appendix: A note on "New Grub Street" and London.
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